COVID-19 Testing

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a severe respiratory syndrome and infectious disease. Its symptoms include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. However, not all people have symptoms when they have COVID-19.

What does the COVID-19 test consist of?

The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy. A nasal swab, oral swab or saliva sample may be used.

Who can get tested?

All New Yorkers should get tested now, whether or not you have symptoms or are at increased risk.

How often should I get tested?

If your first COVID test is negative, you should get tested again if you

  • are concerned about possible exposure
  • have spent time in a large crowd
  • have had exposure to someone with confirmed or possible COVID-19
  • have symptoms
  • work in a congregate setting like a nursing home or shelter are planning to visit someone at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness

How long do results take?

Most results are returned in about 3-5 days.


Your test results are confidential.

Where can I get tested?

There are hundreds of convenient testing sites across the city, as well as mobile testing units visiting different locations throughout the five boroughs.

For the week of September 28 - October 2, mobile units will be available:

  • Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • Note: Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

De Hostos Playground
133 Harrison Avenue#4929
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Gravesend Park
18th and 19th Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Herman Dolgon Playground
Corner of Brown Street and Avenue V
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Kolbert Playground
E 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Leif Ericson Park
6600 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11219

McDonald Playground
2099 McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Paerdegat Park
Albany and Foster Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Seth Low Park
Corner of 74th Street and Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Straus Houses
225 E. 27th Street
New York, NY 10016

Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11424

Ozone Park Library
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park, NY 11417

Painter's Playground
Dieterle Crescent
Rego Park, NY 11374

Rise Rockaway
59th and Rockaway Freeway
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Sobelsohn Playground
Park Lane South
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

To find a testing site near you, type your zip code into the below.