City to roll out COVID-19 testing for non-profit workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is focusing on protecting businesses and workers as the city prepares to begin the reopening phases.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2020, 1:20 PM

Updated 1,452 days ago

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City to roll out COVID-19 testing for non-profit workers
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is focusing on protecting businesses and workers as the city prepares to begin the reopening phases.
DCWP, SBS and DCAS will coordinate pick-up and delivery for 2 million face coverings for businesses and workers, with more to come.
The mayor is also encouraging workers to know their rights and give them guidance with worker resources.
The city will provide resources to keep workers and customers safe. Materials, FAQs, signage rights, online training and a work protection hotline will be launching next week.
The city will also provide more COVID-19 testing for non-profit workers. This will include ACS, DOHMH, DSS and DYCD.
The city will make voluntary, weekly COVID-19 testing available for up to nearly 31,000 non-profit human service provider staff starting June 1. The mayor says there will be 4,000 tests per day.
Walk-in sites will become available June 1 for non-profit staff at any city-affiliated testing sites. On June 15, mobile teams will bring testing sites to non-profit worksites once a week.
In July, the city will provide test kits and PPE for providers to administer tests on-site.
Currently citywide, the Cure Violence sites have 150 “violence interpreters” and outreach workers engaged in action. The city will expand to 375 more staff, with each site increasing by an additional 10-15 people for social distancing and COVID-19 outreach from June to September.
The city also released numbers showing their effort to close the digital divide, The mayor says 10,000 internet-enabled tablets shipped to disconnected NCYHA seniors at 100 developments in every borough.
Today is also the deadline to register to vote in the June 23 primaries.


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