Peace Corps recalls more than 7,000 volunteers but not all properly screened for COVID-19, some say

Eswatini, Africa
The sun sets at 22-year-old Mikayla Brewer’s post in Eswatini, Africa Nov. 19, 2019. Valley News/Courtesy photo
For the first time, the Peace Corps has sent back over 7,000 volunteers globally due to the coronavirus outbreak. While they’ve been sending volunteers back, some of the volunteers said they weren’t exactly screened for COVID-19 upon their arrival back to the states. Mikayla Brewer, a 22-year-old from Temecula was stationed at Eswatini, Africa, on a two-year commitment before being pulled out within a matter of days. Her initial training had only started six months before. “I was at training to start on projects in my community, starting a boys club, a Girls for Health club, and we were about to start working on a positive discipline workshop for our teachers to stop corporal punishment,” Brewer said. “All of those projects don’t get to take place now because as a volunte
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