May 2, 2022
MCHD assists MOWA tribe with COVID-19 testing supplies
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s COVID-19 Infection Prevention (IP) Team recently assisted the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians with adding COVID-19 testing services to their COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The IP Team delivered testing kits, personal protective equipment (PPE), and informational materials about COVID-19 testing and vaccines.
“We are excited to help make testing more accessible to all individuals,” said Destiny Lankster, team lead for MCHD’s COVID-19 IP Team. “Our goal is to help keep the community safe, and we hope to continue working with the MOWA Choctaw Indian tribe in the future.”
The MOWA Choctaw Reservation is located along the banks of the Mobile and Tombigbee rivers, on 300 acres near the small southwestern Alabama communities of McIntosh, Mount Vernon, and Citronelle.
The COVID-19 IP Team also includes April Davis and Kendra Wilson, who are Disease Intervention Specialists. The IP Team responds to COVID-19 outbreaks in congregate settings but assists community businesses and organizations with infection prevention services and resources as needed. Services and resources including guidance consultations, IP risk assessments, social services, PPE, and test kits.