NYC Test & Trace To Distribute Free At Home Covid Test Kits at Cultural Sites and Public Libraries

The NYC Test & Trace Corps announced today that 14 landmark City cultural sites and 27 branches of The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library will receive at-home COVID-19 test kits to give to New Yorkers free of charge. Weekly walk-up distributions will begin Monday, February 14.

“Our mission remains to make testing resources accessible for all New Yorkers to safely and confidently manage the pandemic,” said Dr. Ted Long, Executive Director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps and Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals. “Distributing at-home tests at cultural sites and libraries provides familiar, prominent locations for people to pick up the resources they need to know if they have COVID-19 and to return to the beloved destinations that make our city so special. I am grateful for our cultural and library partnerships and excited to see them lead New York City safely forward.”

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve worked to provide New Yorkers easy access to resources, incorporating familiar touchpoints in their own communities,” said Health Department First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer Dr. Torian Easterling. “Cultural institutions and libraries are trusted neighborhood hubs, and we are excited to partner with these institutions to facilitate more New Yorkers getting the tests they need.”

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Public libraries, trusted spaces in every community, have supported the City’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, providing information, distributing tens of thousands of masks, offering spaces for testing, and working with NYC Test & Trace to offer pediatric Pfizer vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 in select branches across the city.

Participating cultural sites and library branches and their hours of distribution are listed below:

Cultural Sites

  • Bronx
    • Bronx Museum of the Arts
      • Tuesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Wave Hill
      • Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
      • Monday – Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.
    • Brooklyn Museum
      • Wednesday – Friday, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Manhattan
  • American Museum of Natural History Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • El Museo del Barrio Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Museum of the City of New York Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Source: NYC Test and Trace. Click here for the full story


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