Dr. Jamal Bryant and New Birth are doing their part to help fight the covid-19 pandemic in the African American community.
On Mother’s Day, the church administered almost 2,000 COVID-19 test to local residents.
“Almost 2,000 people were tested, making it the largest for Georgia,” Bryant said in a statement. “[COVID-19] has impacted, disproportionately, the African American community, so I was grateful that New Birth was able to participate in such a partnership.”
The testing event was a partnership between RoweDocs and MAJL Laboratories.
Bryant’s announcement comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday a partnership with the state’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health, to establish 24 temporary coronavirus testing sites at churches in predominantly minority communities as preliminary data both locally in New York City and nationwide shows black and Latino people dying at about twice the rate of whites and Asians.