Gov. Cuomo, mayor say testing is major priority, especially in hardest-hit neighborhoods
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the governor and mayor say getting New Yorkers tested is a priority.
BMS Family Health and Wellness is one of the locations offering testing and they say 20% of those getting tested are seeing positive results.
While the numbers overall appear to be going down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that neighborhoods like Morrisania, Soundview, Flatbush and Brownsville are still high.
The numbers are why health and wellness centers like BMS Family Health say having testing sites is so important.
They say there are already significant health and economic disparities in Brownsville and East New York, which leaves these communities even more vulnerable to COVID-19. Gov. Cuomo says there are more than 225 testing sites in New York City and says the tests are free.
The BMS Family Health and Wellness Centers walk-up testing facility is open Monday to Friday and individuals are seen by appointment only. Those interested in being tested are asked to call the COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065 to make an appointment during operating hours on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.