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Testing for All: NYC Test & Trace Corps Welcomes Federal Mobile Testing Fleet

CDC mobile testing units will bring an additional 25,000 PCR tests per week to New York's communities most in need

Dec 22, 2021

New York, NY

As New York City continues to fight the omicron surge of COVID-19 cases, the NYC Test & Trace Corps today welcomed the first deployment of CDC’s Increasing Community Access to Testing Team (ICATT) mobile testing units. By next week, the units will provide an additional 25,000 PCR tests per week to communities most in need of convenient, no-cost testing. The additional testing capacity will help New York City continue to meet testing demand, which has reached record levels at more than 150,000 tests per day.
“As we gather for the winter holidays and with COVID-19 cases on the rise due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, testing is more important than ever,” said Dr. Henry Walke, lead of CDC’s Expansion of Screening & Diagnostics Task Force. “Testing can help people determine if they have COVID-19 – regardless of whether they have symptoms – and if they are at risk of spreading the virus to others. CDC is eager to assist communities with mobile testing options to ensure anyone can get tested.”
“We’re grateful for the ongoing support the Federal government has provided NYC during this pandemic to ensure we have the necessary resources to diagnose and treat this terrible virus,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “The impacts we’re seeing from the Omicron variant is further proof that we’re not out of the woods with COVID-19, but the additional testing capacity provided by President Biden and the CDC allows us to detect more of the infection and help New Yorkers heal and stop the spread.”
“We thank President Biden and the CDC for their quick, decisive action to support our testing capacity in New York City,” said Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at New York City Health + Hospitals and NYC Test & Trace Corps Executive Director Dr. Ted Long. “The deployment of additional units will provide even greater access to convenient, no-cost testing for New Yorkers as they look out for the wellbeing of their family, friends and neighbors by getting tested to break chains of transmission and stop the spread of COVID-19. Together with our federal partners, we will continue to keep New York City safe and defeat this latest wave.”
Starting Wednesday, December 22, New Yorkers will be able to access CDC mobile testing units here:

  • Travers Park
    76-9 34th
    Queens, NY 11372
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Thursday, December 23rd, New Yorkers will be able to access CDC mobile testing at the following locations:

  • Travers Park
    76-9 34th
    Queens, NY 11372
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Queens Valley Playground
    Corner of 137 Street & 77 Ave.
    Flushing NY 11367
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Helen Marshall Playground
    100 St & 24th Ave.
    East Elmhurst, NY 11369
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional CDC ICATT mobile testing units will be added next week. Please visit NYC.gov/covidtest for the most up to date information on where testing is available in your area.