KIPP Promesa Prep with Assemblymember Miguel Santiago Aim to Mitigate the Area’s High Number of COVID-19 Cases
Each attendee will receive up to 8 free COVID-19 testing kits, as supplies last
Los Angeles, CA — A community resource fair and vaccination clinic are taking place at KIPP Promesa Prep in Boyle Heights this Saturday, March 26th with Assemblymember Miguel Santiago to mitigate high rates of the COVID-19 disease in the area, especially with the recent Omicron BA.2 subvariant in the U.S. The school is located at 1241 S. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023.
According to data from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, because of the high COVID-19 rates, Boyle Heights continues to be a high-need area of vaccine accessibility. The fair is meant to mitigate the further spread of the disease. In addition, to address the disparity in the cost of COVID-19 testing kits for residents living in systemically under-resourced communities, fairgoers will receive up to 8 free COVID-19 testing kits per person, as supplies last. KIPP SoCal Public Schools will host similar fairs through June at other school sites in East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and the Southeast cities. More than 2,300 vaccines have already been provided.
What: Community resource fair and vaccination clinic in Boyle Heights aimed at mitigating further spread of COVID in a high-need area + giveaway of up to 8 free COVID-19 testing kits per person, as supplies last.
Who: KIPP Promesa Prep, a tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public elementary school in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, KIPP SoCal, and families from throughout Los Angeles.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: KIPP Promesa Prep, 1241 S. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Other: Community members can register at myturn.ca.gov and enter zip code 90023 to make their appointment at the KIPP Promesa Prep clinic. Walk-ins welcome!
About KIPP SoCal Public Schools: KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open- enrollment charter public schools, grades TK-8, within 19 Local Education Agencies. KIPP SoCal’s award-winning schools educate more than 10,000 students with a whole child approach to learning and support 5,100 alumni to and through college. KIPP SoCal Public Schools have won 3 National Blue Ribbon School awards, 9 California Distinguished School awards, 11 Top LA County Public School awards. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report announced 9 awards to KIPP SoCal Public Schools for being among the Best Schools across the country! Learn more at www.kippsocal.org and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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