When the COVID-19 virus struck Tallahassee, Florida, the home of Florida A&M University, the campus community responded with urgent care.
FAMU invited Second Harvest of the Big Bend to set up emergency food distribution on campus starting April 7 serving 1,140 families.
On April 25, FAMU’s Bragg Stadium opened its gates to serve as a free COVID-19 testing site. The site, open 9 a.m Monday through Saturday, conducts up to 500 tests per day. No physician referral or appointment is required.
“It’s proven to be a valuable community resource,” said FAMU Student Health Service director, Tanya Tatum. “We started with an understanding of being open for two weeks and have grown from there.”
The site has conducted tests for more than 27,000 people.
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