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Black clergy, United Way to launch anti-coronavirus effort

Religion-Black Clergy vs COVID
Posted at 11:05 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 11:05:17-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Black clergy leaders are joining forces with the United Way of New York City for a new initiative designed to combat the coronavirus' outsized toll on African Americans through ramped-up testing, contact tracing, and treatment management.

The effort, which begins with seven-figure funding, aims to harness the on-the-ground influence of church leaders to circulate resources that can better equip Black Americans in safeguarding against and treating the virus.

It will begin in five major cities with a goal of further expansion and ultimately reaching 400,000 people.