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Written by Emily Davenport
In an effort to combat the growing COVID-19 cases, NYC Test & Trace Corps is deploying new mobile test units to conduct checks across the city.
Designed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction, these mobile units will allow patients to use a large service window to safely share their information and provide a safe environment for our mobile teams to continue serving New Yorkers during the cold winter months.
“Testing is our line of sight in fighting the Coronavirus. New mobile weather-compliant test trucks will allow us to reach more New Yorkers during the winter. Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director of Test & Trace Corps, said every New Yorker we do.” By testing it for the coronavirus, it enhances our ability to win the battle by detecting cases early and mitigating the spread of the virus.
As part of the initiative, more than 10 of these next-generation mobile units will deliver tests to communities identified as COVID-19 cluster areas. The first vehicle in the new fleet will be deployed in the Bangladesh American Community Development and Youth Service (BACDYS) in Ozone Park, Queens next week.
“These new mobile units will allow for the rapid deployment of resources as new COVID hotspots emerge,” said New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Lauren Grillo. “Since March, under emergency building rules, DDC has also built fixed test sites, field hospitals, and community health clinics and upgraded many of the Ministry of Health laboratories to handle the larger test load. We are ready to withstand any building needs that may arise to help the city weather the pandemic.” .
Each mobile test unit will offer entrance exams from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fully equipped mobile test units will include a registrar, practice nurse, and registered nurse to administer the test.
The mobile test units will be at the following locations:
- Captain Rivera Stadium, 720 e 156th Street
- Sound View Park, a corner of Morrison Avenues and Lafayette
- Throggs Neck Senior Center (NYCHA), 680 Balcom Avenue
- Cypress Hills Playground and Euclid & Dumont Avenues
- Garibaldi Stadium, corner of 18th Street and 82nd Street
- Linden Park, Linden Boulevard and Vermont Street
- MacDonald Stadium, 2099 MacDonald Street
- Bangladesh American Foundation for Community Development and Youth Service (BACDYS), 10-83 Rockaway Blvd. , Jamaica (NEW)
- Forest Park tennis courts, Park Lane South and 87th Street, Woodhaven
- Hoover Manton Stadium, 8353 Manton Street, Briarwood
- Travers Park, 76-9 34th Street, Jackson Heights
- Wit Locasio Field, Conduit Avenue, Ozone Park
- Conference House Park, corner of Satterley Street and Hillan Boulevard
- Walker Park, Davis Street (between Delafield Place and Livingston Court)
“We value partnering with Test & Trace Corp to bring tests directly to our area. I encourage everyone in our community to come out and test!” Said Jan Regner, Head of Operations, Bangladesh American Community Development and Youth Service.
For more information about NYC Test & Trace Corps, visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/nyc/ www.nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace.