COVID-19 mobile testing trucks make their 1st stop in the Bronx
This week marks the start of a new initiative that will bring COVID-19 tests right to your own backyard.
Mobile COVID-19 testing trucks, part of new initiative to expand testing in the city, made its first stop this week in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
On Tuesday alone, the site saw more than 60 patients. On Wednesday, a socially distanced line stretched down the block.
No appointment is necessary and tests are done in tents, which the trucks bring to the site along with all the testing equipment.
Once you receive your nasal swab, results should be available in two to three days.
On Thursday, the trucks will be in Kew Gardens, Queens through Friday.
The goal is to have them in all five boroughs in the coming weeks. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the fleet is expected to expand to 10 trucks by July.
Health officials say it’s all about increasing access to tests. They say the mobile trucks will be back in the Bronx on Monday, but where they will be stationed is still undecided.
Representatives with NYC Health + Hospitals say they will share that information online and on social media once it’s available.