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You Can Now Check The Wait Times At COVID-19 Testing Sites Across The City

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

You Can Now Check The Wait Times At COVID-19 Testing Sites Across The City

This brand new feature might make your COVID-19 testing experience in NYC so much easier.

Getting tested for COVID-19 is a vital way to help curb the spread of the disease, but that’s easier said than done when are limited testing facilities and people can end up waiting for hours before they finally just give up.

Though many New Yorkers are lining up at City MD locations around the block, NYC Health & Hospital locations (including public hospitals and pop-up sites) actually have the fastest wait times. And now, they’ve launched a new dashboard that allows you to actually see the wait ahead of time. So, if it says over two hours you can hang back, while if it says under 30 minutes (or better: no wait time!) you can head out right away.

First, check the location nearest you here.

Then, find that facility’s wait time on the new dashboard here.

It is refreshed every 15 minutes, and updated by staff at each facility every two hours.

Though some are not reported yet, it will likely become more encompassing as sites become accustomed to using it, since it only launched this week. Hopefully this will help save you some time while staying safe!

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In other news: A New COVID-19 Field Hospital Has Been Set Up In NYC