COVID-19 resources starting to come to most vulnerable communities in Allegheny Co.

COVID-19 resources starting to come to most vulnerable communities in Allegheny Co.

ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. — Relief and rejoicing. That's how some members of our community are finally feeling after COVID-19 testing services finally arrived in their neighborhood.

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For weeks, Channel 11 has been following the problems African Americans are facing when it comes to getting COVID-19 resources.

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Coronavirus help in communities like Homewood is the direct result of a task force that includes black elected officials, federally qualified health centers like Primary Care Health Services, Allegheny Health Network and so many others.

“I think the biggest thing that we’ve been able to do is first off opening our testing in Braddock and in the Northside,” said Dr. Amy Crawford-Faucher, who is a family physician for AHN. “The secondly and most exciting is our mobile testing van which we started last week and are bringing to the hill district tomorrow.”

Pennsylvania State Rep. Ed Gainey and his team are happy with the progress. He is also taking his personal time to help child care centers and seniors with these care packages in his district.

The Allegheny Health Network mobile unit will be in the Hill District. You do have to make an appointment. Click here for more information.