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Testing sites continue to open in hardest-hit areas of South Bronx

Testing sites have continued to open in the hardest-hit areas of the South Bronx that contain some of the city's most vulnerable communities.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2020, 8:19 PM

Updated 1,494 days ago

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Testing sites have continued to open in the hardest-hit areas of the South Bronx that contain some of the city's most vulnerable communities. 
One Medical is opening a testing location on Exterior Street to help assist essential workers and first responders to continue their fight against the coronavirus. The new walk-in location is offering COVID-19 testing by appointment only to health care professionals and those on the front line who work with vulnerable populations. 
The Concourse Village location is open during the week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Appointments and screenings are also being offered to New Yorkers in communities who are considered high risk, which include people over the age of 65, those with disabilities and those with poor immune systems. 
Mayor Bill de Blasio says more testing sites are needed in low-income communities and for essential workers putting their own safety at risk. He says testing is important to help reduce the spread of the virus. 
“We want to constantly monitor who might be sick and get them quarantined to make sure they don't go back into the workplace until they are very well,” said De Blasio.
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