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Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and Missouri State Representative Steve Roberts are hosting a joint free COVID-19 testing site and public safety resource event on Monday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon.
“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.
MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America volunteers will be on site to distribute information on their BeSmart for Kids gun safety program. In addition, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice “Lock It For Love” program will distribute free gun locks to anyone who needs one. Free small bottles of hand sanitizers will also be available for those who are in need of it provided by Home State Health.
The event is sponsored by Affinia Healthcare, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, Home State Health and MO State Rep Steve Roberts.
For more information on the event, call 314-622-4114
For COVID-19 testing related questions, call Affinia Healthcare at 314-814-8700