INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana Black Expo and the Indiana State Department of Health announced today that Covid-19 testing will be provided during the month of June at the IBE headquarters located at 601 North Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219. Testing will be conducted daily onsite from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM beginning Monday, June 8th until June 30th. Anyone who needs to be tested should register in advance online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1116 to register before visiting the testing location.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide this critical service to our community. We have partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health for decades by providing the largest black and minority health fair in the country. With the cancellation of Summer Celebration this year in light of Covid-19, we are happy to continue the partnership to ensure that Indiana residents remain healthy during this pandemic,” said IBE President & CEO Tanya Mckinzie.
“We know that many members of our minority communities are disproportionately impacted by diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions that make them more vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this testing opportunity to help protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Commissioner Kristina Box with the Indiana State Department of Health.
According to the CDC, if residents test positive for COVID-19, they must stay home, separate themselves from other people and pets in the home, and monitor symptoms for any signs of the infection’s progression. If they experience trouble breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, confusion, or bluish lips or face, they should seek medical attention immediately.
About Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) statewide organization with 12 chapter affiliates. The mission of IBE is to serve as a voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans. IBE is known for its two major fundraisers, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic®. IBE provides year-round youth and family programs, including its recent Performing Arts Academy, Education Day (college fair), Summer Internship Program, Circle City Classic® Scholarship Fund, State of Our Black Youth Report and Initiative, Parent Leadership Academy, Statewide Anti-Tobacco Initiative, Education Conference, Youth Leadership Summit, Employment Opportunity Fair, and Minority Business Conference. IBE was recently recognized as “A Community to Watch” by the Obama Foundation for its work to eliminate barriers for African American males.