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Rapid testing site opens in Williamsbridge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the opening of 11 new rapid testing sites in the city, including one in the Bronx, that could yield results in as quickly as 30 minutes.
The rapid testing site is located at the CVS on 1916 Williamsbridge Road. The tests will cost no more than $30. Eight of the other 10 sites are in Manhattan, with the other two in Queens and Brooklyn.

The new testing sites are the first to open under the governor’s New York Forward Rapid Test Program, which he announced at the 2021 State of the State Address. He touted the sites that will administer the FDA-approved antigen tests as a vital part to begin reopening the state.
“I believe that testing is the key to accelerating the reopening of the economy,” he said at Friday’s announcement. “But you have to have the volume of testing, and we’re opening rapid testing sites as we speak.”
The New York Forward website says that those who want to be tested at the new sites must be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to a person who has confirmed or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the
last 10 days. Those eligible also include persons who have received a positive result in the past 10 days, or are currently obligated to quarantine under the state Department of Health’s guidelines.
For more information on the tests, as well as vaccines and the state’s reopening plan, visit this website.