More than 60 million Covid-19 tests have been distributed to homes in all five boroughs
The Covid-19 home test distribution program, organized by NYC Test & Treat Corpshas distributed 62 million free tests to New Yorkers, approximately seven tests for each resident of the city.
The program’s network of more than 1,200 distribution partners, including city libraries, parks, cultural institutions, and community and faith-based organizations, has established distribution points in 88% of the city’s zip codes of New York, including all neighborhoods the Racial Equity and Inclusion Task Force determined to have been the hardest hit by the pandemic.
“The home testing effort is unprecedented and has meant self-assessment to community centers and hundreds of organizations representing the tremendous diversity of our languages, ethnicities and religions,” said the alcalde Eric Adams, it’s a statement. “I encourage all New Yorkers to take a free test at home and, if you test positive, take advantage of life-saving treatments with a phone call to 212-COVID19,” the official added.
More than 960 community and religious organizations have participated in the massive distribution of covid tests for homes, which have distributed more than 7 million tests and 15 million KN95 or surgical masks. This mass distribution effort has ensured that critical self-diagnostic resources and personal protective equipment are widely accessible to city residents in all five boroughs. Program partners have established distribution sites in 156 of the city’s 178 ZIP codes.
“The City’s Home Testing Program has allowed individuals and families to check their status before leaving for work in the morning, before deciding to attend a family event, or before participating in a large group activity. such as a concert or sporting event,” said the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom.
“Once again, we have shown that health is rooted in communities and social connection, not just in health centers. This is another example of the many ways that libraries, parks, schools and cultural institutions support the health of New Yorkers,” he said. Dr. Ashwin Vasan, New York City Health Commissioner.