UCSF & Oakland's Unity Council, UCSF, La Clínica, La Familia & More Fight COVID-19 in Fruitvale
The Unity Council, UCSF, La Clínica and La Familia leading efforts for free COVID-19 "Test and Respond" campaign — Sanando Juntos: Fruitvale
Fruitvale District residents can receive free COVID-19 testing on Sept. 12 and 13
As Oakland's Fruitvale District continues to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, The Unity Council and UCSF are partnering with several community groups to hold a "Test and Respond" campaign — Sanando Juntos: Fruitvale (Healing Together: Fruitvale).
Two days of free mass testing will be held on Sept. 12 and 13 for families living in the 94601 - zip code. The testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in La Clínica de La Raza parking lot, 35th Avenue and E. 12th Street. Testing will be administered by UCSF. People are encouraged to register, here. However, no one will be turned away if they are not registered.
Nose swab testing for current infection will be available for infants, children and adults of all ages. Persons do not have to present with symptoms to be tested. Drive-thru testing will be available. Persons who are in high-risk or vulnerable groups are strongly encouraged to use the drive-thru testing. Antibody testing for past infection will also be available. Testing is not considered a public charge and won't affect immigration status.
As of Aug. 27, 17,406 cases had been reported in Alameda County, with Oakland accounting for nearly 40 percent of the county's positive cases. The majority of those cases are in the 94601 - zip code — the Fruitvale District.
UCSF is partnering with the Resilient Fruitvale Task Force, a coalition of organizations led by The Unity Council that includes La Clínica, Street Level Health Clinic; Native American Health Center; OUSD; Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD); La Familia; Oakland Public Library, and others, to provide testing.
Nose swab testing results will be available within four days of the event, and antibody test results will be available within 2 weeks. Organizers will reach out to individuals who test positive and guide them to the appropriate support and health services. In addition, health workers will stay in contact with individuals who tested positive to make sure they have the support they need — food, financial resources and housing help.
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