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Expanded COVID-19 Testing In NYC

March 18, 2020

By Stephanie West

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Health & Hospitals will expand their COVID-19 testing capacity by 5,000 tests per day 

 This expanded testing for H & H is critical to protecting the New Yorkers most at risk in this epidemic. The new partnership between H&H and BioReference will get us the increased testing and faster results. In addition to the drive-through facilities, this collaboration will assist local governments to combat this epidemic.

Testing will be prioritized for those with serious illness at hospitals and health care facilities across NYC. Those with mild illness should continue to stay home, practice social distancing, and consult their health care provider if their symptoms do not subside in 3-4 days. 

NYC Emergency Management has sent Wireless Emergency Alerts in English and Spanish. The message asks New Yorker to text COVID or COVIDESP (for Spanish alerts) to 692-692 to receive the latest developments around COVID-19.

March 18, 2020

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