Executive Director Dr. Ted Long explained some ways the city is hoping to alleviate those long lines, including opening at least eight new city-run testing sites over the next 24 hours, with more to come after.
Long also explained the two ways New Yorkers can get an at-home COVID test in case they aren’t able to wait on a line or are in an area where testing sites are not easily accessible.
He said the city would be offering at-home tests to people who cant wait in line at a city-run site when the wait is 30 minutes or longer.
Additionally, Long also said the city was distributing another 500,000 at-home tests to community organizations to reach people in areas of the city where testing sites were not as prevalent.
Later Monday morning, Manhattan Borough President-elect Mark Levine shared information on current and new city-run testing sites: