Black Lives Matter hosts free COVID-19 testing as part of Juneteenth celebration in Denver – The Denver Post

Saturday, Black Lives Matter were in front of the Denver City and County Building looking to help people get tested for COVID-19.

“We want to make sure that African Americans and other [minority groups] have the ability to get tested. But not only get tested but have the resources they need if they get confirmed positive,” said Kim Desmond, director for the Mayor’s Office on Social Equity and Innovation.

With the city helping, this makeshift testing facility looked to do hundreds of tests on Saturday as part of their Juneteenth festivities.

“We actually had someone in BLM5280 be affected, so this hits really close to home, and that’s why we want to make sure we’re supporting our community,” said Apryl Alexander, Black Lives Matter 5280 organizer.

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