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Campaign to provide COVID-19 information to African Heritage community

Two virtual events are planned to assess the needs of Duluth's African Heritage community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Verna Thornton hands out free face masks in Superior during a Duluth NAACP mask drive in April. (Jed Carlson / 2020 file / Superior Telegram)

Healthy Alliances Matter, Duluth NAACP and Wilderness Health have launched the "Mask Up/Back Up/Vax Up Campaign" to provide pandemic medical information from trusted community sources to help combat the community spread of COVID-19 for the African Heritage community.

The following events will be held as part of the campaign:

African Heritage Community Virtual Town Hall — 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, "COVID-19 Needs Assessment of the African American Community Findings." Intended for Northland African Heritage community. Access the meeting on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/89112577527 . Meeting ID: 891 1257 7527. Call in at 312-626-6799.

"COVID-19 Needs Assessment of the African American Community Presentation of Findings" — 12-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Intended for Northland community members. Register in advance at http://bit.ly/2M4RIZG. Meeting ID: 874 6411 0208.

For more information, visit healthequitynorthland.org .

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