(CNN)Some Washington, DC, residents may have thought they were being prank-called when they recently answered their phones to hear: “Hi, this is Michelle Obama.” But the voice on the other end of the line did in fact belong to the former first lady. Obama has teamed with Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser to launch a public outreach campaign in the District this week featuring pre-recorded phone calls to encourage the city’s residents to seek free coronavirus testing if they show symptoms of the virus.”On behalf of Mayor Bowser, I wanted to share information on free coronavirus testing for District of Columbia residents experiencing symptoms,” Obama says on the recorded call, asking listeners to “please contact your medical provider immediately” should they experience symptoms including a fever or cough.”You can schedule a free testing appointment by contacting your medical provider or calling the DC Hotline,” she adds, providing the phone numbers to schedule services in English or in Spanish. The calls will go out to DC residents this and next week.Bowser — whose city has seen over 4,000 cases and over 200 deaths from the virus — thanked Obama for her support for the testing efforts.”We know a critical part of


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