Community Members Come Together To Fulfill Community Need

With numbers of Covid-19 cases continuing to spike throughout the United States, and particularly Florida's numbers rapidly increasing community members are noticing the need for more testing in black communities. According to, A local sorority is teaming up with churches in the Orlando area to bring coronavirus testing to minority communities.

On Thursday, the first test location opened at the New Covenant Baptist Church on S. Rio Grande Avenue.

"This is an opportunity for all of us to do our part, get tested, know your status and keep our community safe," Tonja Williams said, Williams being one who saw the need in her community and helped organize the effort.

Testing is from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • July 9 - 10: New Covenant Baptist Church, 2210 S. Rio Grande Ave., Orlando
  • July 14: Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 5200 W South St., Orlando
  • July 23 - 24: Washington Shores Church of Christ, 2818 Orange Center Blvd., Orlando

Appointments are not required at the testing sites, but can be made by emailing