BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore City Health Department are teaming up to make sure people in the areas of the city hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic get tested.
The hospital is working with the city to identify areas with high case numbers and then do testing.READ MORE: ‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate
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Last week, the partnership led to a testing event at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in east Baltimore’s 21224 ZIP code, which the city has labeled a hot spot. In total, 85 people got tested at the site.
Testing will continue in other areas several days per week with the goal of testing at least 150 people at each event.MORE NEWS: 'Our Jaws Dropped': Essex Daycare Teacher Caught On Camera Yanking Child To The Ground