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Justice coalition requests more COVID testing bus visits in Calexico

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial Valley Equity and Justice Coalition noticed the COVID testing bus was going to Calexico less than other parts of the Imperial Valley, so they decided to do something about it.

The coalition began advocating for more testing but also more accessible testing. Imperial County acknowledged there were disparities. "The bus was spending more time in cities like Brawley but the highest COVID cases are in Calexico," said Luis Flores, Organizer.

That is why now there will be more stops in Calexico. To get the latest schedule click HERE.

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Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”

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