Community Engagement Initiative – COVID Tests
On Tuesday, November 17, the Oakwood University Church (OUC) in partnership with Huntsville Hospital, administered Covid-19 Tests to community residents, church members, and students. Expecting approximately 200 persons to utilize this service, Huntsville Hospital brought tests to accommodate this number. Nevertheless, prior to 1:00 pm, the stated time of completion, 259 tests had been given and all tests had been exhausted with instructions given to those remaining in the testing line to consider an alternate testing site. While testing began at 9:00 am in the OUC Family Life Center parking lot, individuals arrived as early as 7:45 am to receive this service. One test recipient commented, “This was a great event, awesome turnout, and smooth process!” The OUC thanks the Huntsville Hospital Mobile Medical Unit and Covid-19 Testing Team for a very successful community engagement event. The fourth and final OUC community engagement initiative for the month of November will take place Tuesday, November 24, as the Oakwood University Church will offer a massive “Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.” All are invited to attend.