Moss Point, MS – In response to emerging data that suggests racial and ethnic minority populations are bearing a disproportionate burden of illness and death from COVID-19, the Moss Point COVID-19 Community Outreach Project (MPCCOP) has partnered with Coastal Family Health to provide free COVID-19 testing to the community. The pop-up mobile testing events will be held on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Although there is no charge to the public, officials ask that you bring a valid insurance card if you have one.
- Thursday, May 14 (9a.m.-2 p.m.) at Kreole Primary Elementary School 6312 Martin Luther King Blvd, Moss Point, MS 39563
- Friday, May 15 (9am-2pm) at Southgate Plaza (Old Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza) 3508 Main Street, Moss Point, MS 39563
Moss Point has been identified as a COVID-19 “hotspot,” which means the community is at a substantially greater risk for COVID-19 infection and adverse outcomes. MPCCOP plans to expand testing services in this highly impacted area. According to Chris Carter, Project Manager, “We must protect the most vulnerable. We know who the target is. We know who to protect.” MPCCOP seeks to prevent and stop the spread of CoViD-19 by eliminating health disparities in African American communities through awareness, testing, and contact tracing.
MPCCOP is sponsored by the Moss Point Visionary Circle, Inc. MPVC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those affected by tragedy.