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Beyonce, King County partner for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing

Yes, you read that right. THAT Beyoncé!

King County just announced a two-day drive-thru initiative in partnership with Ms. Tina Knowles Lawson's #IDIDMYPART campaign and Beyoncé's BeyGood program.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, free drive-thru testing and essential supplies — like diapers and toiletries — will be available in Renton and Federal Way.

Knowles Lawson launched the #IDIDMYPART campaign to encourage people in Houston to get tested for COVID-19, as well as communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. It's spread to other cities like Atlanta, and now the Seattle area.

"We've always known that Black and brown communities face barriers to quality healthcare compared to white communities," said Hamdi Mohamed, King County policy advisor for the Executive Office of Equity and Social Justice. "We see it in high maternal mortality rates for Black women, we see it in disproportionately high populations of uninsured people in communities of color, and we see it now in the COVID-19 crisis, as people of color are being affected at a significantly higher rate than that of whites."

These testing sites are free, no insurance is required and can be used regardless of immigration status.

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