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. Mobile testing sites are currently only testing people 2 years and up.

For the week of October 26 - 30, mobile units will be available:

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

Cedar Playground
Corner of West 179th and Cedar Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Colonel David Marcus Playground
1662 E 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Cooper Park
Corner of Maspeth Avenue and Olive Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

DiGilio Playground
McDonald Avenue & Avenue F
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Lindower Park
Corner of Strickland Avenue and Mill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Mellet Playground
Corner of 14th Street and Avenue V
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Sarsfield Playground
Avenue M & E 38th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Sunset Park
Corner of 6th Avenue and 44th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Annadale Playground
Yellowstone Boulevard (betweenn 64 Road & 65 Avenue)
Rego Park, NY 11374

Judge Moses Weinstein Playground
Union Turnpike (Vleigh Place & 141 Street)
Flushing, NY 11367

Tudor Park
82nd Street and 133rd Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417

Willow Lake Playground
72 Avenue between 112 Street and Grand Central Parkway
Queens, NY 11375

Conference House Park
Corner of Satterlee Street & Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10307

Walker Park
Davis Avenue (between Delafield Place & Livingston Court)
Staten Island, NY 10310

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