We are here: Major push for testing in underserved communities

Underserved communities and COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

There is a major push to get people tested in underserved communities

It’s been one week since the city of Jacksonville and Agape Family Health partnered together to offer testing.

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“Once people see that we’re here, we’re open, we’re available to them, I think the numbers will increase significantly,” said CEO Mia Jones.

On Friday Action News Jax learned the number of people getting tested in underserved communities has been low.

“Over the past 6 days we’ve had an opportunity to see seniors, we’ve seen a lot of children,” said Jones.

Agape Family Health CEO Mia Jones said her goal is to test one hundred people each day for covid19 but this week they did not meet their goal.

Action News Jax told you last week when the group and the city of Jacksonville partnered together to serve minority groups who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

“One of the things that we’re doing to increase the number of people that we’re testing is to let people know that we’re here, so we thank you all for coming out to help us tell this story,” said Jones.

Jones said on Saturday they will be at Hogans Creek Tower on Broad Street in the parking lot. She says anybody can get tested from 9am to 3pm.