COVID-19 Testing Sites Expanded Citywide; Mobile Units Added

Published on June 17, 2020, 11:25 pm
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Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the launch of five new testing sites citywide. Mobile testing trucks in the Bronx and Staten Island will also offer free tests for the remainder of the week. The City is continuing to expand its mobile testing apparatus to reach a total of 10 trucks by July, bringing the cumulative number of citywide testing sites to over 200.

“Widespread testing remains our best defense against the virus,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “With over 200 sites across our city, we are bringing testing to the doorstep of every New Yorker, making it as fast and convenient as possible to keep yourself safe.” 

Today, NYC Health + Hospitals’ Bronx mobile truck will be offering free tests in the Clinton playground from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, the truck will be parked in Gouverneur Playground from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.  Health + Hospitals’ Staten Island mobile truck will also offer free tests today through Friday at 1441 Richmond Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. By July, the City will conduct a total of up to 800 tests per day out of its 10 testing trucks.

With the goal of building capacity to reach 50,000 tests per day by July, the City will open five additional NYC Health + Hospitals testing sites, with 2 in Staten Island, 1 in Queens, 1 in the Bronx, and 1 in Brooklyn.

Staten Island

  • Mariners Harbor Library, 206 South Avenue
  • Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue

Queens

  • Windsor Park Library, 79-50 Bell Blvd

Bronx

  • Rain Boston Road Senior Center, 2424 Boston Road

Brooklyn

  • Maria Lawton Senior Center, 400 Hart Street

Testing is available free of charge. New Yorkers should visit nyc.gov/covidtest to find the site closest to them.

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