Local Church Sets Up Antibody and Covid-Testing Site


Borough President Gale Brewer getting tested at the church site.

Riverside Church is hosting a testing site where people can get tests for Covid-19 and antibody tests that can indicate whether they’ve had the virus in the past. No appointment is necessary to get a test.

The church is at 91 Claremont Avenue, between 120th and 121st Streets. People can also get some basic health screenings there too, including blood-pressure tests.

The testing center was set up by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and other organizations

People who test positive will get hooked up with medical help and contact tracers who can help alert other people who may have been exposed.

You can find other testing sites in the city here.

Antibody tests are not perfectly reliable, and it’s not entirely clear if those infected can get the virus again. So getting a positive result does not mean you’re immune. Similarly, the nasal swab tests for the virus itself have not been perfectly reliable either.

 

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    1. Kathleen says:

      That looks like a pretty enclosed space. I doubt I would go there.

    2. Dallas C. Galvin says:

      Bully for Gale Brewer. She’s hands down the best borough prez we’ve ever had.
      I got tested last week at Riverside, and was suitably impressed. Very neighborly approach. Staff was kind, a little over worked. Efficient. I haven’t gotten my results yet, but I am a frontline worker,so this is a wonderful treat, whatever the results.

    3. Thea Bass says:

      The photograph doesn’t accurately portray
      How spacious and professional this testing site is. It was my 2nd Coved 19 test and this was a quicker and much better experience.
      Terrific testing site!

    4. Wijmlet says:

      I was tested for free at CityMD at 68th and Broadway a few weeks ago.