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The Latest on COVID-19 Testing: What Your Community Needs to Know

During this 60 minute webinar, experts provided community based organizations (CBOs) with the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing programs currently available, answered pressing questions, and highlighted the important role CBOs play in supporting the federal administration’s at-home testing distribution program.
Resource Types: Video
Date Published: February 3, 2022
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The CDC Foundation is partnering with the Vaccine Equity Cooperative to conduct webinars for community-based organizations and their partners.

Demand for more COVID-19 testing rose quickly in recent months along with the Omicron variant. New initiatives—including the federal government’s recently-launched at-home testing distribution program—are designed to increase access and affordability. But with multiple testing options available, it’s easy to get confused about which testing method is best in a particular situation; what is the most efficient way to get and administer at-home tests; and what to do in case of a positive result. As important trusted messengers, community-based organizations and workforces need to be equipped with the latest information on testing to keep their communities informed and protected.

During this 60 minute webinar, experts:

  • Shared an overview of all COVID-19 test opportunities currently available, including how to best utilize testing sites in your community, and secure at-home testing kits for personal use
  • Discussed the federal government plan to equitably distribute at-home tests, ensuring that every American has free and convenient access, and
  • Answered the most frequently asked questions CBOs have about getting their communities tested and protected.

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