QPL President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott visited the new NYC Health + Hospitals COVID-19 testing site at Windsor Park Library on June 18, 2020.
Mayor De Blasio Expands Testing Sites Citywide and Opens Mobile Units
New NYC Health + Hospitals testing sites to launch today in the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn
New York, NY (June 17, 2020)—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 AM to 3:00 PM. On Thursday and Friday, the truck will be parked in Gouverneur Playground from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Health + Hospitals’ Staten Island mobile truck will also offer free tests today through Friday at 1441 Richmond Avenue from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 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.
Mariners Harbor Library, 206 South Avenue
Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue
Windsor Park Library, 79-50 Bell Boulevard
Rain Boston Road Senior Center, 2424 Boston Road
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.