May 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin
The location of the Long Island City antibody testing site announced yesterday has been revealed.
The borough’s free antibody testing facility will be located at 34-09 Queens Blvd., according to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.
The facility is one of five — one in each borough — that will test 1,000 people per day for the coronavirus antibodies free of charge. Each facility opens next week.
The first five facilities will test 70,000 people in total over the course of two weeks.
The city will then announce five new locations to test another 70,000 people for a total of 140,000 New Yorkers altogether.
The antibody tests are available through appointment only and priority will be given to residents in the immediate area of each facility.
The city is launching a hotline to schedule an appointment for antibody testing later today.
Antibody testing can show if a person has previously contracted the coronavirus, but health experts have warned that it doesn’t mean someone cannot be infected again.