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CITY REACHES MILESTONE OF TESTING 20,000 NEW YORKERS PER DAY AND TRIPLES NUMBER OF AVAILABLE TESTING SITES WITH CITYMD
All CityMD sites citywide to offer COVID-19 testing
NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio announced today that the City will partner with CityMD to offer walk-in diagnostic COVID-19 testing to New Yorkers, effectively tripling the number of available testing sites citywide. The City has now reached its goal to test 20,000 New Yorkers per day one week ahead of schedule, building on the commitment to test and trace every positive case of COVID-19.
Diagnostic PCR tests will be offered in conjunction with a doctor visit at CityMD locations citywide. Regardless of insurance coverage, there is no out of pocket cost to patients for the test, and the costs of any uninsured New Yorker will be covered free of charge. Tests are offered 7 days per week with no appointment necessary.
Get tested for COVID-19 in your community https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/covid-testing.page
The City of New York will offer free antibody tests to 70,000 New Yorkers. 1,000 tests will be given at each site every day by appointment only. Five sites have been selected to perform these tests:
- Bronx: Morrisania- 4006 Third Avenue
- Brooklyn: East NY- 127 Pennsylvania Avenue
- Manhattan: Upper Manhattan- 21 Old Broadway
- Staten Island: Concord- St. John’s Villa 57 Cleveland Place
- Queens: Long Island City- 34-09 Queens Boulevard
You can make an appointment through http://nyc.bioreference.com/antibodysurvey.
If you DO NOT have internet access, please call 888-279-0967
Due to COVID-19, there is a shortage of blood and blood donations are desperately needed. New York State is working with blood banks to ensure safe social distancing protocols are being followed. Learn how and where you can donate at ny.gov/donateblood
Contact Tracers and Supervisory Contact Tracers: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/careers/
Temporary opportunities available: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/careers/find-a-job.page
TLC: As a part of the GetFoodNYC deliver program, Drivers can sign-up at www.nyc.gov/DeliveryTLC to deliver meals (webpage is only in English).
Seasonal Jobs at NYCHA: NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The job will last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of $15/hour. For more info and to apply, your constituents who are NYCHA residents can contact their local NYCHA Property Management Office: https://twitter.com/NYCHA/status/1244685960564129792?mc_cid=b18a7c2c1b&mc_eid=50539dc993
Summer 2020 Registration New and Improved NY students, We would like to offer all of you an easier and faster way to register for the Summer 2020 semester and beyond. While we are still available 7 days a week to help you one-on-one, please take a few minutes to see if you can crystallize your choices for your schedule next semester by using this very handy tool. You can find the link in your student portal or just click here: https://studentinfotest.asa.edu...
NY Students: UHC CP continues to help students apply for medical coverage. Representatives are available to answer any questions regarding UHC CP services and help you apply for insurance over the phone. For more information, please contact: Escarlys De La Hoz at (646) 691 – 7603 Flor Pena at (917) 292 – 2676 Daniela Dobraj at (347) 447 – 8613