Reported last Tuesday that the Roosevelt Island Youth Center closed
due to multiple Covid 19 exposures
and PS/IS 217 school parents were
pleading for a Roosevelt Island Covid Test site.

Newly-elected Roosevelt Island/Upper
East Side NYC Council Member-elect Julie Menin and NY State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright answered the pleas from residents and immediately worked to bring a NYC Health & Hospitals Test And Trace Mobile Covid Test Unit 

                                                                                                          Image From NYC Health & Hospitals Corp

 to Roosevelt Island.

Ms Menin added:

The mobile van will arrive between 8 am and 8:30 am on December 6. Van will be at 543 Main Street. 

According to Ms Seawright:

I’m delighted the city responded quickly to my call for a much needed testing unit starting next week on Roosevelt Island. 

compliments to resident Susy Del Campo, Wendy Hirsch of Roosevelt
Island Disabled Association, and the Roosevelt Islander for their
advocacy efforts to keep the community safe as we navigate through the
evolving pandemic.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reports today:

On Monday, December 6th through Sunday, December 12th, the New York City Health + Hospital (NYCHH) mobile COVID testing unit will be at Good Shepherd Plaza from 8 AM to 7 PM (closing for lunch from 12:30 PM – 1 PM). NYCHH’s mobile unit will be offering PCR and Rapid Antigen tests at no cost, and no insurance is needed. Results of the Rapid Antigen test will be available in 15-20 minutes. No appointments are needed. The mobile unit will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

According to NYC Health Departmen, the most recent 7 Day Covid Testing Data from November 24 – November 30  for Roosevelt Island Zip Code 10044 shows 578 people tested and 15 Positive Case for a rate of 2.6%.


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