Festivals in Sacramento incorporate COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics into events

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As COVID-19 cases rise again across the country, several festivals in Sacramento have incorporated COVID-19 tests and vaccines into their events over the weekend of Labor Day. A look at the map of this year’s Broadway International Festival showed that the classic cars on display and the musicians performing on stage were a place where people got their chance. Health care company Curative hosted the mobile site on Broadway and 19th Street. While not many people are lining up for the vaccine, more than 100 people have been scheduled for appointments for a COVID-19 test. Curative also accepts walk-ins. “The PCR test is really reliable and very important. That’s why we try to offer it to as many people as possible, ”said Juan Almaraz of Curative at the entrance to the Sacramento Rainbow Festival in the Lavender Heights district. The Sacramento LGBT Community Center on 20th Street near J Street offered free COVID-19 vaccine and a rapid testing clinic. As an incentive for those who received the vaccination, they also received free entry to the Rainbow Festival, a six month pass to Faces nightclub, and a free pass through December 30th to Badlands, another nightclub across the street from Resource, Lack of Knowledge of Where to Go said Jose Emmanuel Vega, director of health for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. The center also regularly offers COVID-19 tests Monday through Friday. People can sign up for a PCR test on Mondays from 5 pm-7pm or register for a quick test on Mondays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

As COVID-19 cases rise again across the country, several festivals in Sacramento have incorporated COVID-19 tests and vaccines into their events over Labor Day weekend.

A look at the map of this year’s Broadway International Festival showed that people were able to get an idea of ​​the classic cars on display and the musicians performing on stage.

Health care company Curative hosted the mobile website on Broadway and 19th Street. While not many people are lining up for the vaccine, more than 100 people have been scheduled for appointments for a COVID-19 test. Curative also accepts walk-ins.

“The PCR test is really reliable and very important. So we try to offer it to as many people as possible, ”said Juan Almaraz from Curative.

Less than two miles away there was a similar scene at the entrance to the Sacramento Rainbow Festival in the Lavender Heights neighborhood. The Sacramento LGBT Community Center on 20th Street near J Street offered free COVID-19 vaccine and a rapid testing clinic.

As an incentive to those who took the shot, they were also given free entry to the Rainbow Festival, a six month pass to Faces Nightclub, and a free pass through December 30th to Badlands, another nightclub across the street.

“Many LGBTQ + community members, black, brown, indigenous, 24 and younger, do not get vaccinated because of lack of access, transportation, resources and knowledge of where to go,” said Jose Emmanuel Vega, the director of public health for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

The center also offers COVID-19 tests on a regular basis Monday through Friday. People can register for a PCR test on Mondays from 5 pm to 7 pm or on Mondays from 12 pm to 7 pm and from Tuesday to Friday from 12 pm to 2 pm for a rapid test