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COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence has shown that communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus, especially African American and Latino communities. To respond to and help address these disparities, the State of Ohio has created the Minority Health Strike Force. The objectives of the strike force are to: stop the progression of the disease, evaluate and document the impact of the disease, remedy factors that contribute to the spread and procure resources to prevent a resurgence.

Get Tested for COVID-19

In May the Governor’s COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force issued an interim report that detailed the importance of testing access in communities of color and other high-risk areas.

As a response, the Strike Force announced a walk-up/drive-up testing initiative with the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and their affiliate members (Community Health Centers) and the Ohio National Guard. These sites will also include other local community-based organizations i.e., faith-based organizations, community centers, food pantries, etc.

Testing for this initiative will be available for individuals with or without symptoms. The test has no out-of-pocket cost to the patient and individuals of any age are able to access the test. Minors will need signed consent of a parent/guardian.

Pop up testing sites

June 29

Canton (June 29)
My Community Health Center
Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Health Center
1400 Sherrick Road SE
Canton, Ohio 44707
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Cincinnati (June 29)
Mount Airy
5730 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 
Cincinnati (June 29)
O'Reilly Auto Parts
2280 Waycross Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
TBD a.m. – TBD p.m.
 
Lisbon (June 29)
Lisbon Community Health Center
7880 Lincole Pl 
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 

June 30

Bowling Green (June 30)
Wood County Community Health Center
1840 E Gypsy Lane Rd.
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cincinnati (June 30)
Mount Airy
5730 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World (June 30)
693 Fresno Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 

July 1

Cincinnati (July 1)
Mount Airy
5730 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45239
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cincinnati (July 1)
Forest Chapel United Methodist Church
680 W Sharon Road
Cincinnati, OH 45240
TBD a.m. – TBD p.m.

July 2

Walmart (July 2)
Mount Airy
1143 Smiley Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
TBD a.m. – TBD p.m.
Circleville (July 2)
Pickaway County Public Health Department
110 Island Road
Circleville, Ohio 43113
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Click HERE for a printable PDF of all testing locations.


Minority Health Strike Force Members

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COVID-19 Minority Health Strike Force: Interim Report

One of the first charges of the strike force was to create an interim report. The interim report includes recommendations from four subcommittees and focuses on immediate action items to address COVID-19 and its impact on people of color. The strike force is comprised of four subcommittees: data and research; education and outreach; healthcare and resources. The strike force will issue another report early this summer that outlines longer term strategies.

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