L to R: Dr. Angelico Razon, Philadelphia Department of Health, IBC Foundation president Lorina Marshall-Blake and George Fernandez, Founder and CEO of Latino Connection at the CATE testing event in Philadelphia where more than 50 people were tested.
CATE (Community-Accessible Testing & Education), Pennsylvania’s first mobile COVID-19 testing and education unit, arrived in Philadelphia on September 26. CATE is supported by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Latino Connection, and Highmark Blue Shield. The event was one of several stops CATE will make in southeastern Pennsylvania this fall.
Lorina Marshall-Blake, IBC Foundation president; Dr. Angelico Razon, General Internist & Pediatrician, COVID Containment Division, Philadelphia Department of Health; and George Fernandez, founder and CEO of Latino Connection, joined local residents who stopped by for testing and education.
Social distancing and masking guidelines will be followed at all times. Anyone can be tested, and insurance is not required. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
For more information about COVID-19 testing in near you, visit the Department of Health’s website, health.pa.gov.