Early Pandemic Access to COVID-19 Testing in the Somali Community in King County, Washington, USA: a Mixed-Methods Evaluation

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

This study found that the Somali immigrant community in King County, Washington, experienced barriers to accessing COVID-19 testing due to distrust, stigma, language, lack of awareness, and transportation issues. These barriers resulted in longer times from symptom onset to testing compared to non-Somali respondents. The study suggests community partnerships and multilingual service delivery could improve access to testing.

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Published on 10/22/2021