NYC Test & Trace Corps and Catholic Charities of Staten Island Announce Opening of First COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site on South Shore of Staten Island
Mount Loretto location will provide on-site results and free resources for community with higher positivity rates, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Nov 20, 2020
The NYC Test & Trace Corps and Catholic Charities of Staten Island today announced the opening of the first COVID-19 rapid testing site on the South Shore of Staten Island. The site located at Mount Loretto will provide on-site test results and connections to free resources, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., for the community on the South Shore experiencing higher positivity rates.
“As the need for testing grows on the South Shore of Staten Island, the City is responding to bring our strongest resources to the fight against COVID-19 with the opening of a rapid testing site,” said NYC Test & Trace Corps Executive Director Dr. Ted Long. “We are grateful to Catholic Charities of Staten Island for their partnership to make this resource available to the community quickly and at no cost to patients.”
“We at Catholic Charities of Staten Island are happy to partner with NYC to bring Covid testing to the South Shore,” said Catholic Charities of Staten Island CEO Vincent Ignizio. “We wanted to be a part of the solution in helping people remain safe and healthy in our community. Thanks to all who made this possible.”
Beginning today, the Mount Loretto location will offer rapid COVID-19 testing with results available on-site. Residents will also receive information and resources, and contact tracers will be readily available to support those who test positive.
Rapid testing is at no cost to the patient and is a part of the City’s ongoing efforts to increase access to testing and provide point-of-care testing to communities in need, so that New Yorkers can get tested and continue to take the steps they need to help stop the spread of Covid -19. The site at Mount Loretto is the second rapid testing site opened by the NYC Test & Trace Corps on Staten Island, following the launch of the rapid testing site at the St. George Ferry terminal last week.
South Shore of Staten Island Rapid Testing Site Location and Hours:
6581 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY, 10309
Monday – Sunday; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.