This article is 2 years old. It was published on July 9, 2020.
Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, Missouri State Representative Steve Roberts, Congressman Lacy Clay, 26th ward Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard and 21st ward Aldermen John Collins-Muhammad are hosting a joint free COVID-19 testing site and public safety resource event on Monday, July 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
“We are facing two public health crises at once. The fight against gun violence and the fight against coronavirus. This event will help us share resources to fight both at the same time in an area that desperately needs access to these resources,” said Reed.
The resource event will be held in the parking lot of the Victor Roberts Building located at 1408 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63113.
No appointment or doctor’s referral is necessary for testing.
“The 63113 zipcode has been one of the hotspots in St. Louis City for the coronavirus. I’m glad we’re able to provide testing and additional resources to those in need,” said Roberts.
Information on the BeSmart for Kids gun safety program will be available on site. In addition, free gun locks, free NARCAN, small bottles of hand sanitizers, masks and gloves will also be available for those who are in need.
The event is sponsored by Affinia Healthcare, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Home State Health, MO State Rep Steve Roberts, Congressman Lacy Clay, Alderwoman Shameem Clark-Hubbard and Aldermen John Collins-Muhammad, and the NCADA.
For more information on the event, call 314-622-4114
For COVID-19 testing related questions, call Affinia Healthcare at 314-814-8700