New York City is helping residents know if they have the Coronavirus!
Reported on Pix 11, NYC will provide pop up COVID-19 sites throughout the boroughs. For the first time, people will get their results in 15 minutes!
Right now, several sites are open in the Bronx with more set to open next week. Although NY is seeing numbers go down, the Bronx still has the highest death rates and hospitalizations in the city.
The test is free and city officials want to test at least 2,500 people across Tremont in the next two weeks! $10 million is also being given to community organizations to help with outreach and testing the article reports.
See the list of testing sites here, some places you have to make an appointment:
St. Simon Stock Church
2191 Valentine Avenue
Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Note this site will be available until 7/22
H+H Community Health Center
4006 3rd Avenue
Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week.
Note this site will provide testing until 7/19
St. Barnabas Hospital (by appointment)
4487 3rd Avenue
Monday – Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
To get a COVID test, call 718-960-3730 for an appointment; responders are bi-lingual; all individuals entering the ambulatory site should wear a face covering.
BronxCare Testing Site
1650 Grand Concourse
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For appointments, call 718-99-BRONX (718-992-7669).
Mobile Testing Sites
North Entrance, between East Burnside and Valentine Avenues
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dates: July 6-10
2263 Crotona Avenue
Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dates: July 8-10
Mon-Tues 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dates: July 13 and 14
The city will also open new COVID-19 pop up sites in the coming days:
Red Hook, Brooklyn
151 Bay Street
Co-Op City, Bronx
105 Drieser Loop
New Yorkers that want a test can also text COVID TEST to 855-48 or visit the city’s website.