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NYC Will Get Its First Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Facility On Staten Island

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

NYC Will Get Its First Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Facility On Staten Island

One of the best methods for containing the spread of coronavirus has been testing for it, and one of the safest and fastest methods is with drive-through testing.

This is where patients remain in their cars for the test, and the medical professional administering it leans through their window covered in protective clothing, face mask and gloves. It only takes a few minutes and ensures that if the person tests positive, they have not come into contact with others, even during the medical testing itself.

New York State’s first drive-through testing facility opened in New Rochelle on Friday, March 13, and now there will be four more opening throughout the state, in:

  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Staten Island
  • Rockland County

The Nassau County facility will open today, March 17, Governor Cuomo announced in a press conference this afternoon (and on Twitter).

They have not announced when the Staten Island facility, New York City’s first one at this point, will open, but likely within the coming days.

featured image source: Flickr governorandrewcuomo