DOHMH Advisory # 18 - COVID-19 Test and Trace Operations Begin In New York City
June 2, 2020
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has issued a health advisory with an alert that on June 1st, NYC officially started a new phase in the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency: the beginning of the Test & Trace Corp, a coordinated effort to contain transmission of COVID-19 in NYC. DOHMH now recommends that all New Yorkers receive COVID-19 diagnostic testing whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk. Additional highlights:
Free COVID-19 diagnostic testing available for all New Yorkers
All New Yorkers should receive COVID-19 diagnostic testing whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk
New Yorkers are encouraged to find a testing location near their homes
Immigration status will not be asked and COVID-19 testing and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule
Please refer to Health Advisory #18 for additional information.