Photo credit: Manhattan BP Levine’s office
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine opened this week a COVID testing site in partnership with SOMOS Community Care at the Borough President’s Northern Manhattan Office (431 W. 125th St. between Morningside–Amsterdam Ave.).
The site will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 9 am to 2 pm, offering drop-in PCR tests, masks, and sanitizer. IDs will be required.
“We’re up and running with our free PCR testing site at my Northern Manhattan office in partnership with SOMOS Care for partnering. With ultra-contagious omicron surging, it’s absolutely urgent that it becomes easier to get a test in New York City,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. “It’s infuriating that almost two years into this pandemic, it’s still so hard to get a test. Long lines discourage people from getting tested, especially because most New Yorkers don’t have hours to spare waiting in line. Increasing the number of testing sites is how we will begin to slow the unprecedented surge in cases we are experiencing right now in New York City.”
“Amidst the latest wave of this pandemic, we must stick to what we know works: providing testing to our communities in the neighborhoods they know and by the people they trust,” said SOMOS Community Care Founder and Chairman Dr. Ramon Tallaj. “But New Yorkers — especially our brothers and sisters in lower-income, communities of color — can’t protect themselves if they don’t have access to the resources they need and deserve. That’s why we’re partnering with Borough President Mark Levine to bring accessible COVID-19 testing directly to those that need it most. Delivering grassroots, culturally competent care to our most vulnerable neighbors is how we’ll get New York back on the road to recovery — and we thank BP Levine for making this site and equitable access to testing one of his first initiatives in office.”