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Test & Treat Corner

August 24, 2022
Working Toward Ensuring Widespread Access to Treatments for COVID-19

During this transitional phase of the pandemic where the focus has shifted toward treatment such as oral antivirals, outpatient treatment to prevent hospitalization and death has continued to become a…

July 21, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 Years of Age

In New York City, 98.3% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and that number continues to expand as more people become eligible. More than…

July 11, 2022
The Impact of Take Care and the GetFood Program: A Retrospective

As of June 27, 2022, deliveries of “Take Care” packages and food through Take Care and the GetFood program ended. Two years since their inception, Take Care and its GetFood…

June 21, 2022
Analysis of COVID-19 Transmission in New York City Public Schools from October to December 2021

In an effort to monitor the spread of COVID-19, New York City agencies receive reports of positive cases through multiple data systems that help to identify school-based contacts in collaboration…

June 6, 2022
Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses for Children 5-11 Years Old

More than 4.8 million children ages 5 through 11 have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 15,000 have been hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Centers for…

May 23, 2022
Closing the Gap with At-Home Testing Distribution

At-home testing allows for a higher testing capacity when there is a higher demand, and for COVID test results to be known at a faster rate when an individual cannot…

May 10, 2022
Voices of Contact Tracers: Supporting NYC in its Greatest Time of Need — Part 2

In last week’s Voices of Contact Tracers post, we introduced you to some of the NYC Test & Trace Corps contact tracers who were critical to the city’s efforts to…

May 2, 2022
Voices of Contact Tracers: Supporting NYC in its Greatest Time of Need — Part 1

The NYC Test & Trace Corps has been a vital resource to New York City throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Corps’ Trace pillar, the largest citywide contact tracing program in…

April 13, 2022
Second Booster Doses for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

On March 29, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older…