FREE COVID-19 TESTING SITE OUTSIDE QUEENS BOROUGH HALL TO REMAIN THROUGH OCTOBER
Open Weekdays from 8AM to 6PM
(October 7, 2021 at 10am)
QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced today that Unified Health Management’s free COVID-19 testing site outside Queens Borough Hall, which has previously operated three days a week since mid-September, will remain at the location through the remainder of October and extend its operation to five days a week.
“Regular COVID-19 testing, even for those who are fully vaccinated, is critical to the overall health and well-being of our borough as we continue to build a stronger post-pandemic Queens for all our families,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “We’re grateful to United Health Management’s leadership and dedicated on-site medical staff for making this testing location such a success, and we look forward to another month of keeping Queens safe one test at a time.”
“I thank Borough President Richards for the opportunity to partner with the Queens Borough President’s Office in providing greater COVID testing outreach to the city of New York,” said United Health Management CEO JONATHAN BARRIGA. “Currently Unified Health’s COVID testing site outside of Queens Borough Hall is testing an average of 100 people per day for COVID. We are pleased with these turnouts and are happy to be working with the Borough of Queens to provide greater COVID testing outreach.”
The free COVID-19 testing site at Queens Borough Hall, a partnership between Borough President Richards and United Health Management, initially began on Monday, September 13 as a three-day pilot program. After a successful first week, the site’s residency was extended an additional week.
Over the course of the outlet’s three weeks at Queens Borough Hall, approximately 100 tests per day have been administered to workers with offices at the government building, visitors, area residents and passersby alike, prompting the extension of the site’s operation. Testing will now be available Monday through Friday from 8AM to 6PM.