Free coronavirus tests coming for Portland BIPOC community on Saturday

Jul 24 2020, 9:31 pm

In a partnership between the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), a pop-up COVID-19 test site will appear this weekend.

For one day only, members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities in Portland will have access to coronavirus tests free of charge.

There will be no appointments necessary, no insurance needed, and no symptoms required prior to testing.

With coronavirus spread and fatalities impacting BIPOC communities at more than quadruple the rate of predominantly white communities, providing the opportunity to get tested without restrictions or barriers is essential.


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Currently, Portland has been fighting two separate viruses. However, recent reports from the Oregon Health Authority have been showing unsettling trends as hundreds of new cases are reported daily, and the death toll climbs ever-closer to 300 Oregonians.

For a free coronavirus test, administered by the OHSU, head on down to Village Church on SW Murray Blvd on Saturday between the hours of 12-noon and 6 PM.

Free Community COVID-19 Testing

When: Saturday, July 25
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: Village Church – 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR

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