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Community Testing Event Supported by Dallas Councilman Chad West
Dallas, August 7, 2020 – Foremost Family Health Centers will administer COVID-19 testing thanks to a community partnership supported by Super Mercado Monterrey, the Dallas Police Department UNIDOS Latino Community Outreach Program, the Dallas College El Centro School of Nursing, and Dallas ISD Trustee Ben Mackey.
The mobile drive-thru and walk-up event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at Super Mercado Monterrey, 1120 S. Westmoreland Road in Dallas’ hard-hit 75211 zip code, which has seen a surge in positive COVID-19 tests in recent weeks.
COVID-19 testing is being offered due to the recent surge and the identified need for walk-up testing for residents in 75211. This event is a community initiative partnering public and private entities to support additional testing and accessibility in the Oak Cliff neighborhood.
“Public and private entities are working hard to offer testing and health care for those most impacted by COVID-19 here in Oak Cliff,” West said. “While the County is working to assess need and establish larger testing centers in identified hot spots, community partnerships can help support those efforts, especially as children prepare to return to Dallas ISD schools in a few weeks.”
Important COVID-19 Update: Healthy Cooking Classes and Lactation Classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19. If you are interested in Lactation Consultations, please contact Karen Bell directly to set up a telehealth appointment.