Shared Harvest launched the myCovidMD® App in March 2020 because the founders strongly believe that the burden is on citizens to care for each other. myCovidMD® safely connects individuals with COVID-19 resources in real-time through real people. The ongoing program offers “pop-up” testing sites for populations that have limited to no access to healthcare resources, such as the elderly, uninsured, underinsured, homeless, and/or people who have been displaced from a medical home due to the crisis.
Free COVID-19 testing will be available for up to 400 Angelenos this Thursday at Crete Academy, an educational center for TK-6th grade students experiencing homelessness.
Participants will be screened by licensed medical professionals using the CDC screening guidelines and offered the Rapid COVID-19 IgM and IgG dual antibodies test. The program is led by culturally competent physicians and public health practitioners who adopted a community-centered approach to testing at non-traditional pop-up locations.
The program is targeted at and cultivated for Black and Brown communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and often face difficulties in accessing testing. The site is able to accommodate participants without vehicles and/or without appointments and significantly reduced wait times.
Time: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13
Venue: Crete Academy, 6103 Crenshaw Blvd. L.A.
Public Transit: LA Metro Lines 40 & 210 stop at Crenshaw/60th, Line 110 stops at Hyde Park/Crenshaw, Line 108 and DASH Leimert/ Slauson Shuttle stop at Slauson/Crenshaw
Parking: Street parking available on Crenshaw Ave. & 60th St.