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New Pop-Up COVID Testing Sites in Queens, NY Week of Jan. 3

WOODSIDE, NY – New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, Assembly Members Brian Barnwell, Zohran Mamdani, and Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Council Members Tiffany Cabán and Julie Won, and Woodside on the Move announced a series of new pop-up COVID-19 testing sites for the week of January 3 throughout western Queens. These sites aim to ease long waits for testing services western Queens residents have experienced in recent weeks.

“The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has created great new demand for COVID testing. Western Queens is underserved by the number of testing sites available, and we need more – now,” said Gianaris. “I am glad we are finding more partners eager to help deliver results in this community and serve those who need COVID-19 testing. We need the city and state to do their part and increase capacity, as well.”

Free COVID testing will be available Tuesday, January 4 from 12-7 PM near 60-15 Woodside Avenue. Photo: Senator Michael Gianaris

Testing will be available at the following sites:


  • Monday, January 3 from 12-7 PM at the Tornsey/Lou Lodati Playground
  • Tuesday, January 4 from 12-7 PM near 60-15 Woodside Avenue
  • Thursday, January 6 from 12-7 PM outside the Queens Public Library – Broadway (40-20 Broadway in Astoria)


PCR nasal tests will be administered by Healthline Force on a first-come, first serve basis. There is no cost and no appointment necessary.


“We were able to quickly partner with Woodside on the Move, other community partners, and my colleagues in government to make sure we brought multiple covid testing locations throughout the district,” said Assembly Member Brian Barnwell. “Thank you to all involved for helping bring these sites to our community.”

“Along with our leaders in government and Queens Library, Woodside on the Move is happy to bring this free service to our neighbors. With the need for testing in our community ever increasing, so is the response to meet that need by our state and city representatives,” said Steven Raga, Executive Director, Woodside on the Move.




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