Beyoncé Announces Coronavirus Testing Kit Campaign, BeyGOOD

Beyoncé has launched a new campaign to help out the kids in her hometown.

The singer’s new foundation BeyGOOD will provide 1,000 testing kits to people in Houston, Texas. The #IDIDMYPART Mobile Testing Relief Campaign is a collaboration with her mom Tina Knowles Lawson. It officially begins May 8th and 9th and will set up testing locations in middle schools across the city. BeyGOOD will also provide protective gear like face masks and gloves, as well as vitamins and household supplies.

“The virus is wreaking havoc on the Black community so we need a movement to prioritize our health,” Knowles Lawson said in a statement. “We are all in this together. But we have to look at what is happening in our Black and Brown communities and how they are being decimated by COVID-19.”

She continued, “It is critical that we stay vigilant with social distancing, wearing a mask, and most of all getting tested. If you don’t get tested then you don’t know if you are a carrier of the virus. Being asymptomatic is how you infect your entire household and those around you, the very people you love. We have got to go to these free testing facilities and find out our status.”

To learn more about BeyGOOD, visit the official website.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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