Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Updates\ from NYC Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr.

This Came in from Councilman Rafael Salamanca.

We called BioReference Labs to confirm this, and correct the numbers originally listed by Councilman Salamanca's office. The Bronx Address is listed first.

We suggest you call 888-279-0967 if you want to be tested as the e-mail listed is for the City Council.

Beginning next week, NYC will offer free antibody tests to 70,000 New Yorkers through a partnership with BioReference Labs. 

This first survey will run through late May and will repeat in June with another 70,000 tests. The City will conduct 500 tests at each site per day, for a total of 2,500 tests per day. 

The five testing sites are listed below. Please note, these are not walk-in sites. 

Bronx: Morrisania- 4006 Third Avenue

Brooklyn: East NY- 127 Pennsylvania Avenue
Manhattan: Upper Manhattan- 21 Old Broadway
Staten Island: 57 Cleveland Place 
Queens: Long Island City- 34-09 Queens Boulevard

How do I get a test?
By appointment; please visit:

For those who DO NOT have internet access, please call 888-279-0967
Priority will be given to local communities
Dedicated hotline is currently active

How does the test work?
Fill out demographic, employment info
A nurse will take blood sample
You’ll get your results – in 24-48 hours

For more information, feel free to contact the Office of Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr. at 718-402-6130 or Email Us at

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