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5 May 2020

Rob Manch, Fox 4

USA: Imokalee farm workers to receive COVID-19 testing following online petition

"Weeks after creating an online petition, workers in Immokalee are finally getting COVID-19 testing", 30 April 2020

People who live in Immokalee, including many migrant farm workers, are finally getting the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19...

An online petition has been calling for this since April 1st. That’s when the Coalition of Immokalee Workers put out a call to action on Change.org. It said workers live in close quarters, and are susceptible to spreading the disease. Now, 28 days and more than 37,000 signatures later, the state says it’s stepping in to help.

“We have been working with our community partners, as well as the coalition, and we have heard the needs of the community," said Department of Health Spokeswoman Kristine Hollingsworth... “We have translated fliers, handouts, we have information on the radio and through PSA’s. We have a 35-foot box truck that drives through the community spreading COVID-19 information,"...