June 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A Woodside site is offering free coronavirus testing to all with little or not wait time, as New York City enters week two of reopening.
The testing site, located at 51-30 Northern Blvd. is run by the city’s public hospital system, New York Health & Hospitals. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.
New Yorkers, age two and up, can be tested at the site without scheduling an appointment in advance. There is little to no wait time, according to the site’s operational lead.
The test site has 10 trailers to register and test patients. It prioritizes people from Woodside and the surrounding communities.
The location of the site will eventually have a new 3,079-seat high school built there.
The city is now able to test more than 30,000 people for coronavirus a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is on schedule hit 50,000 tests a day by early July.
“50,000 people per day will be tested by the beginning of July — that is a third of a million people a week,” he said at a press briefing this morning. “It’s an extraordinary step forward.”
De Blasio said he intends to get a COVID-19 test himself as he is encouraging all New Yorkers — regardless of symptoms or underlying conditions — to be tested for the deadly virus.