This past weekend, Goodwill joined the Mardrian Group with providing resources to support novel coronavirus testing for West Louisville residents. The drive-thru testing was administered by volunteer healthcare professionals associated with the Hope Wellness Center – a West Louisville medical office operated by the nonprofit Black Community Development Corporation.
Testing was scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. However, because people were eager to learn their COVID-19 status, they began lining up as early as 7 a.m. Saturday. All total, there were six confirmed positive tests and two questionable tests that will be confirmed later today. All six confirmed cases were asymptomatic. The event attracted seven medical professionals who volunteered to administer the tests, all whom were tested from their cars and facilitated by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Included below is media coverage received over the weekend from the testing event:
- Goodwill’s DeVone Holt promotes resource and support portal, drive-thru COVID-19 testing on WHAS
- Holt’s appears on WAVE 3 Listens Live!
- Goodwill CFO Mark Hohmann discusses Louisville-area testing partnerships with WAVE 3
- Holt appears in a Courier Journal story regarding the first testing in West Louisville
Additional mentions in the media over the weekend:
- NPR: Free Coronavirus screening in West Louisville draws a crowd
- WDRB: Free COVID-19 testing draws large crowd to West Louisville
Thank you to Hope Wellness Center! Testing was done with love, respect and care. People waited, but a first run couldn't have gone better and it will get better. . . And we will all get better. We will get through this!@LouMetroHealth @uofl @DeVoneHolt @CouncilmanJames pic.twitter.com/zetqo1otvB
— Sadiqa (@SadiqaReynolds) April 18, 2020