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Test & Treat Corner

July 21, 2021
A Need for a Public Health Workforce to Control COVID-19 and Address Health Disparities

There are new challenges to public health that become apparent every year, and as such the landscape of health and healthcare is an ever-changing environment. Even now as COVID-19 remains…

July 16, 2021
Deployment of SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Tests in New York City

SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Tests SARS-CoV-2 testing has played an essential role in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. Although testing capacity was initially limited in early 2020, expansion of rapid, point-of-care (POC) testing…

July 8, 2021
Contact Tracing: Accelerating the End of COVID-19

When an individual finds out they are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, time is of the essence. Contact tracing begins when someone who has tested positive shares…

June 25, 2021
Voices of Test & Trace Corps: Contact Tracers

As rates of COVID-19 infections fall and New York City continues its recovery, Test & Trace Corner is examining the pandemic through the words of the contact tracers who helped…

June 3, 2021
COVID Safety and Home Health Services

Home health agencies provide nursing and other therapeutic services for millions of people across the country in their homes or in other congregate settings such as assisted living and rehabilitation…

June 1, 2021
Starting the Conversation: Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines

This post is based on information presented by Dr. Syra Madad, senior director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Program at NYC Health + Hospitals and leader of the system’s COVID19…

May 21, 2021
The Road to Vaccination: Leveraging Infrastructure for Vaccine Rollout

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents who are aged 12 years and older. However, adolescents who are aged 12 through 15 years are currently only…

May 14, 2021
Boots on the Ground: The Role of the Community Engagement Specialist in Contact Tracing

When someone tests positive for COVID-19, their life can change quite suddenly. They are concerned not only for their own health, but about spreading the virus to someone else—or if…

April 30, 2021
Take Care: A Model Program for Safe Separation

The NYC Test & Trace Corps’ Take Care program is the subject of a recent case study published by the Partners in Health (PIH), a global health organization bringing quality…