Mayor continues to urge testing in red zone areas, says even more sites will open throughout NYC

Testing continues to be the top priority for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who announced Thursday that even more sites throughout the five boroughs will be added.

News 12 Staff

Oct 15, 2020, 4:52 PM

Updated 1,310 days ago

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Testing continues to be the top priority for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who announced Thursday that even more sites throughout the five boroughs will be added.
In the last two and half weeks, the mayor says 17,000 people have got tested in the red zone cluster areas in Brooklyn and Queens, which had seen spikes in COVID-19 cases.
The mayor says that is a good sign and he wants this momentum to keep going.
There are currently 52 sites in those neighborhoods where anyone can get tested for free and there's a variety of options from mobile sites to places that offer testing kits for person to administer themselves.
As previously reported, you do not need to have any symptoms to go get tested.
The mayor also announced Thursday that the city’s Persons with Disabilities is providing thousands of new masks to families and schools, that will help New Yorkers who are deaf or have other disabilities communicate easier while wearing a mask.


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