COVID Testing Sites

Letter to Families

From Karin Goldmark, Deputy Chancellor, School Planning and Development

Your health and safety, and the health and safety of all New Yorkers, is our top priority. The Department of Education (DOE) continues to work alongside the rest of the City to keep the city’s students, families, and staff members safe, healthy, and informed as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves. Today we are writing with an important update in the continued fight against the disease.

As part of the work to defeat COVID-19 and reopen New York City, the City must provide widespread testing so that, in every community, everyone who needs a COVID-19 test can get one.

In order to expand testing access citywide, 100 diagnostic testing sites for COVID-19 will open across the five boroughs in the coming weeks. Every City agency, including DOE, has vetted their buildings for suitability for this effort. Some of the spaces that will be used as testing sites are DOE spaces.

The testing sites are listed below . The sites will open for testing later in the month of May. Testing will be restricted to the location of the sites.

Every testing site across the city will operate seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each day, the NYC Department of Buildings and NYC Health and Hospitals will partner to clean and disinfect the sites in accordance with established protocols and standards, including cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning and wiping down all areas used for medical testing, cleaning all surfaces that may have come in contact with medical providers, and performing turnover cleaning between tests.

Testing sites will be in use until mid-August. Prior to the school building reopening for the 2020–2021 school year, we will conduct deep cleaning with our partners at NYC Health and Hospitals using established infection-control standards; we will also conduct environmental and quality testing to ensure school buildings are safe before school communities return.

We will continue to partner with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYC Health and Hospitals in the battle against COVID-19. We will also continue to follow all guidance and take all appropriate health and safety measures. Nothing is more important than the health of our students, families, and staff, and we will work diligently with our City partners to make sure our school buildings are safe for use when they reopen. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your principal or FACE@schools.nyc.gov.

Working together, we will overcome this disease.

List of Sites

  • South Richmond High School I.S./P.S. 25
  • Tottenville High School
  • The Richard H. Hungerford School
  • Mosaic Preparatory Academy
  • Success Academy Charter School - Harlem 3
  • P.S. M811 - Mickey Mantle School
  • Brooklyn Community High School for Excellence and Equity
  • Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School
  • Victory Collegiate High School
  • Brooklyn Bridge Academy
  • Academy for Conservation and the Environment
  • Leadership Preparatory Ocean Hill Charter School
  • P.S. X017
  • South Bronx Academy for Applied Media
  • Academy of Public Relations
  • Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School
  • J. M. Rapport School Career Development
  • P.S. 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park
  • P.S. 196 
  • Flushing Athletic Field (Leavitts Field)

Sites Added May 26, 2020

  • P.S. 81 Jean Paul Richter
  • Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School
  • New World High School
  • The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy Campus
  • J. M. Rapport School Career Development

Translated Letters for Families (Principals can access with their DOE log in and password )

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