New York rapid testing network aims to reopen businesses with reduced restrictions

NY State of State 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State, New York will seek to establish a rapid COVID-19 testing network to help businesses reopen with reduced capacity restrictions.

This measure, one of many proposals submitted by the governor in his annual agenda for the state, says New York will aim to scale up the availability of testing to help businesses impacted by capacity restrictions.

MORE | Gov. Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State: Beat COVID, invest in future, address systemic injustice

Officials from the governor’s office say the rapid testing network with work with existing testing companies to set up convenient test sites in city centers, starting with New York City.

Officials from the governor’s office add that the state will work with local governments to “cut through any red tape to set up this critical infrastructure quickly.”

Officials say with this new network established for rapid testing locations, a customer can stop into a facility, get tested, and 15 minutes later be cleared for dinner or a movie.

Officials say this plan will provide an added layer of protection and confidence as New Yorkers resume economic activity.


More NY State of the State 2021 stories

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Covid-19 County by County tracker
Download Our App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss