The NYC Test & Treat Corps on Sept 27, 2022 announced that its At-home Test Distribution Program has distributed 62 million free at-home tests to New Yorkers, approximately seven at-home tests for every City resident. The program’s network of over 1,200 distribution partners — which include City libraries, NYC Parks facilities, cultural institutions and community- and faith-based organizations — have established distribution sites in 88% of New York City zip codes, including all neighborhoods the City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE) determined were hardest hit by the pandemic. New Yorkers can find the at-home test distribution location most convenient to them and site hours of operation by visiting the City’s COVID-19 testing page.
“The city’s unparalleled at-home test distribution effort has brought self-testing to community hubs far and wide and hundreds of organizations representing the tremendous diversity of our languages, ethnicities and faiths,” said Mayor Adams. “The reliability, convenience, and immediate results at-home tests provide help New Yorkers stay in the know and on the go as we safely enjoy the parks, libraries, cultural destinations, houses of worship and community organizations who are the bedrock of our communities. I encourage all New Yorkers to pick up a free at-home test and, if they test positive, take advantage of the life-saving treatments one phone call away at 212-COVID19.”
“The city’s At-home Test Distribution Program has empowered individuals and families to check their status before heading out to work in the morning, before deciding to attend a family event, or before engaging in a large group activity such as a concert or sporting event,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom.
“Distributing more than 60 million free at-home tests has given every New Yorker the opportunity to make their home a testing site, with immediate access to life-saving treatment by calling 212-COVID-19,” said Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director, NYC Test & Treat Corps; Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Care and Population Health, NYC Health + Hospitals.