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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media Covid-19 cases are plunging as California prepares to slowly reopen this week. However, returning workers will face a different environment. Some workplaces such as restaurants and amusement parks will require proof of testing and vaccination. Testing — or some other proof of vaccine status — are already required to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson To help the community get vaxxed and local businesses back on track, the Tustin Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Families Together nonprofit to provide parts of Orange County with over 40,000 jabs, and counting. The health clinic took their act on the road when they saw the growing need to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing brings out the community for COVID-19 testing and vaccines like food and milk. Last June, Cathy Woodard connected with USDA Farmers to Families program, and has since distributed thousands of boxes packed with dairy, produce, and meats out to the community, but milk was the most striking example of local need. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s no secret the Black community has been a little shy about testing or vaccines – for good reason – while others set an example to show that the horrific Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments of the past is not today. To prove their point, church leaders are publicly taking the jab. “I’ve watched ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The Tabernacle Community Development Corporation (TCDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Services has launched a new program to expand access to free community-based COVID-19 testing in the Black community. TCDC is setting in motion its effort in some areas of Los Angeles County where there ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Each day, Margo Malone goes into her frontline job in hazmat gear with a full face shield, mask, goggles, double gloved, and armed with cans of Lysol. “I have become a Lysol junkie,” she said. When COVID first hit, the bodies were coming in already masked, and double bagged, but lately, probably ...
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    Contract with diagnostics company will allow California to process up to an additional 150,000 COVID-19 tests a day with a contractual turnaround time of 24-48 hours Groundbreaking deal will disrupt testing market and drive down cost of tests for everyone; it expands California’s ability to fight COVID-19 and protect essential workers and those most at ...
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    Eight new locations will test additional 1,000 people per day Riverside County residents who want to be tested for coronavirus will be able to choose among eight new testing sites being offered by state health officials starting Wednesday. The locations, which are spread throughout the county, are in addition to the four drive-up testing sites ...
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    The City of Long Beach is expanding testing options through a variety of means. The opening of two new sites is expected within the next week. “Testing is critical to tracking, controlling and preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “By increasing testing capacity and accessibility, we are able to work smarter and ...
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    The Town of Apple Valley will host a Drive-Through Testing Event on Thursday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Civic Center Park. In partnership with the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health, the event is free and health insurance is not required. To qualify for an appointment, a person must ...