Host a COVID-19 Testing Event in North Carolina.
We’re always looking to partner with community organizations to host COVID-19 testing opportunities in vulnerable communities in North Carolina. If you think your organization is a good fit for hosting a testing event, see our details and requirements below.
About our COVID-19 Initiative:
OLD NORTH STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY (ONSMS), the NC chapter of the National Medical Association (NMA), will work in conjunction with its eight (8) local, affiliate provider societies, and other local community-based health organizations to assist the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) by reducing COVID-19 infections and subsequent deaths among the African American populations. NC’s African American population carries the largest burden of health disparities, co-morbidities and is often found to have less access to health care, education, and adequate income. NC’s African Americans also are at greatest risk for incarceration. Excessive stress coupled with the aforementioned conditions seriously contribute to our disproportionately higher burden of disparity in health.
ONSMS will work with its eight local affiliate societies to host free COVID-19 testing in or near the following areas in North Carolina:
- Charlotte, NC
- Winston Salem, North Carolina
- Greensboro, NC
- Durham, NC
- Raleigh, NC
- Fayetteville, NC
- Greenville, NC
- Jacksonville, NC
We’re actively recruiting local partners to support this initiative from now until December 31, 2020.
Become a local partner:
Local organizations will host outdoor drive-through and walk-up community testing events in their cities. ONSMS will provide the marketing materials, trained medical staff, and supplies. During our weekly community events, we have tested hundreds of residents, gained the attention of local media, and reached thousands via our digital marketing platforms.
We require that our local partners:
- Directly serve a predominately African American or Latinx audience.
- Have sufficient outdoor space at their location to host drive-through and social distant walk-up testing.
- Promote the community testing to their audiences or customers.
- Adhere to CDC recommended safety protocols before, during, and after testing to keep the community safe.
IF YOU MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FORM BELOW IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN PARTNERING TO HOST A TESTING EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY.