Free COVID-19 testing at Feed my Sheep Friday

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, so does the need for testing.

News 25’s Toni Miles shows us what two local nonprofits are doing to help stop the spread of the virus.

Since Katrina, Feed my Sheep in Gulfport has served more than one-and-a-half million meals in South Mississippi, but man can’t live by bread alone.  Just one reason the non-profit is stepping up to the front lines to provide free COVID testing for anyone who needs it, especially the most vulnerable among us. Feed my Sheep Board Member Will Shurley said, “The population we feed at Feed My Sheep quite often doesn’t have a place to go home at night. We know the coronavirus can spread rapidly, especially if we don’t know that it’s there. So, for us it’s very important that the people that we know and love and serve at Feed My Sheep have the chance to be tested.”

Feed my Sheep has teamed up once again with Coastal Family Health to provide the third round of testing this Friday, July 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 19th Street in Gulfport. “We’re going to be offering free screening for COVID-19 with a partnership of Coastal Family Health. Those who are screened and deemed to have had possible exposure to COVID-19 will also be offered free testing.”

And this round of testing couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re seeing an uptick in coronavirus testing, and we want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to get tested so they can make good decisions about their health and keep our community as a whole safe and healthy during this pandemic.”

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