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Faith leaders push for state, federal government to expand COVID-19 testing to Florida's HBCUs

Members of the Statewide COVID-19 Vaccination Community Education and Engagement Taskforce plan to write to Gov. DeSantis and President Biden.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There is a push to bring back COVID-19 testing to Florida's Historically Black Colleges and Universities - and that includes Jacksonville's Edward Waters University.

"People are dying. People are suffering. People are going to the hospital in the state of Florida,' said Rev. Dr. RB Holmes.

He is the chair of The Statewide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Community Education and Engagement Taskforce. He believes the dangerous and deadly trends in the fight against COVID-19 could be stopped or even reversed with his solution: expanding testing at the state's HBCUs.

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