NYC Test & Trace Corps Announces At-Home Testing Expansion for Immunocompromised New Yorkers and Those Ages 65 and Older
Program's expansion brings accessible, convenient testing to New Yorkers most in need
Aug 10, 2021
At-home testing for COVID-19 is now available to all immunocompromised New Yorkers and those ages 65 and older, the NYC Test & Trace Corps announced today. At-home appointments, which have been available for close contacts getting tested for COVID since March 2021, offer no cost testing to New Yorkers in the convenience and comfort of their homes.
“Providing at-home testing to New York City’s seniors and those with weakened immune systems who are most at risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 will ensure these New Yorkers have a convenient testing arrangement to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps and Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals. “At-home testing provides people peace of mind without risk of exposure and connects them to the resources they need to be treated and stop the spread.”
Appointments for at-home testing are available seven days per week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Yorkers may schedule an appointment by calling 929-298-9400.
The NYC Test & Trace Corps began offering at-home tests to contacts in select high-need zip codes in March and citywide in April. To date, the at-home testing program has administered over 25,000 tests to over 11,000 households, with a positivity rate among close contacts of 14%.