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Do you need a COVID test? Things have changed, but here’s what you need to know

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With schools opening, workers returning to offices and travel increasing, a COVID test may be in your future. But the landscape has changed since the Delta variant surge, especially for Roosevelt Island, where RIOC closed its mystery-filled Swift Testing Site in June.

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

A generously thorough article in The Gothamist tracks the changes with good guidance forward.

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Cut the Crap, Get Tested, Get Vaccinated Now

But if your big interest is getting tested, right now, for free and with fast results, your best choice is among city run sites. Some are mobile and some are set in concrete.

For Roosevelt Islanders, the easiest options are Metropolitan Hospital at 1901 First Avenue, just a short walk north from the 90th Street NYC Ferry Landing. (Register here or just walk in.) Times Square Testing at 701 Seventh Avenue also accepts walk-ins and is easily accessible via F Train.

Get tested immediately if you have any concerning symptoms or other worries about recent exposure. Wear a mask. Get vaccinated.

And take advantage of easy and free testing options.

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