GUIDE: Vaccine site closures and rescheduling plans due to Feb. 7 winter storm
Due to the winter storm impacting the tri-state area, several vaccination sites have been temporarily closed. Below is information on those closures and what plans are in place for rescheduling:
(Information from Gov. Cuomo's official website)
State-Run COVID-19 Test Sites
Operations at the following state-run COVID-19 testing sites will be suspended on Feb. 7 due to the impending winter storm:
- Glen Island in New Rochelle;
- Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens;
- Bronx Bay Plaza in the Bronx;
- Lehman College in the Bronx;
- Jones Beach on Long Island;
- Stony Brook on Long Island;
- Seaview Avenue on Staten Island; and
- Fountain Avenue in Brooklyn.
New Yorkers with appointments scheduled on Sunday, Feb. 7 will receive notice of the closure via text message and telephone. Appointments will be rescheduled for later in the week.
Community-Based 'Pop Up' Vaccination Sites
Seven community-based 'pop up' vaccination sites will also be postponed due to the storm and rescheduled for later in the week. Those eight sites include:
- Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W 138th New York, NY 10030
- BronxWorks, 1130 Grand Concourse, BX, 10456
- Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1376 Prospect Ave, Bronx, NY 10459
- Castle Hill Houses, 625 Castle Hill Ave, The Bronx, NY 10473
- Marble Hill Houses, 5365 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
- First Baptist Church of Corona, 100-10 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369
- United Revival Mennonite Church, 390 Melrose St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Appointments at these community based 'pop up' vaccination sites are scheduled directly with the host site or partner providers SOMOS Community Care and Northwell Health. Those entities are notifying New Yorkers with appointments scheduled on Sunday, Feb. 7 of these postponements and the new dates of operation via text message and telephone.
Additionally, the site at Christian Cultural Center is cancelling Sunday operations as they were able to extend hours and fulfill all appointments on Saturday.
State-Run Mass Vaccination Sites
As Governor Cuomo previously announced, the state-run mass vaccination sites at Jones Beach and Stony Brook on Long Island will also suspend operations on Sunday, Feb. 7 due to winter weather. New Yorkers with appointments these sites will receive an email or text message rescheduling their vaccination for later this week. As part of the rescheduling process and to the extent possible, timing of new appointments will be scheduled in alignment with the original appointment's time. If that new appointment time does not work for an individual given the change in day, they will be provided with a contact number to identify a different time that may work better for the individual.
Operations at the Westchester County Center, Yankee Stadium, Javits Center and Aqueduct Racetrack mass vaccination sites will continue as scheduled as those locations are located indoors and have the infrastructure and equipment in place to ensure New Yorkers with appointments can safely enter and exit the location. Operations at the remaining state-run mass vaccination sites throughout Upstate New York also remain unimpacted.
For Long Island, the Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury and at Nassau Community College will be closed. Those appointments will be rescheduled for Tuesday.
Gov. Murphy tweeted the following information about sites in New Jersey
All Yale-New Haven sites closed at noon today due to the storm. From a Yale-New Haven news release;
Those with scheduled for appointments will be notified directly and rescheduled for appointments earlier in the day on Sunday or at a time next week. Any patient questions can be directed to call 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644).
For official information visit the state's COVID-19 resource page.