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Tyler Perry Foundation to provide free testing in East Point

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The foundation is teaming up with CORE to provide free coronavirus testing to the Atlanta community

If you're in East Point on Friday and need a coronavirus test, the Tyler Perry Foundation has you covered.

The Atlanta media mogul's foundation is teaming up with CORE, Community Organized Relief Effort, to bring free and accessible testing to the Atlanta community.

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Actor and director Sean Penn founded CORE after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Today, CORE works to better prepare communities for crisis and “prevent the effects of devastation on the most vulnerable populations.”

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After seeing the work CORE has done in large cities like Los Angeles, “the Perry Foundation has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to partner with the CORE team and connect with local community leaders to map out a plan that will deliver effective diagnostic tests to 10 sites in Southwest Atlanta,” its website states.

The self-administered test will be supervised and carried out by CORE staff.

The next opportunity for a free test is 2-8 p.m. Friday, July 10, at East Point City Hall, 2757 East Point St.

If you can't make it to East Point, there will be other opportunities in Fulton County and Atlanta. You can find all the times and locations here.