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NYC Urging Residents To Get Tested For Coronavirus During Holidays

A coronavirus test is administered in Salt Lake City in Tuesday. At-home coronavirus tests will offer faster results than the traditional tests.
A coronavirus test is administered in Salt Lake City in Tuesday. At-home coronavirus tests will offer faster results than the traditional tests.

New York City officials are putting a heavy emphasis on coronavirus testing for the holiday season. Officials are trying to prevent a holiday season surge in cases. Dr. Ted Long is the head of the city’s Test and Trace corp. He is asking all New Yorkers to get a coronavirus test before a family gathering and before traveling.

“We need you to get tested before you see your families and friends. This year for the holidays, give your family the gift of protecting them by getting tested.”

The city is doubling its mobile testing fleet. Meanwhile, stats show an uptick in coronavirus cases but hospitalizations remain very low.