Free At-Home COVID Tests Can Now Be Collected From Various NYC Cultural Sites

Photo 160241014 © Brett Critchley |


To make COVID-19 testing more easily available, public health initiative New York City Test and Trace Corps is distributing free at-home COVID-19 tests at 14 cultural sites and 27 public library branches.


“Our mission remains to make testing resources accessible for all New Yorkers to safely and confidently manage the pandemic,” explained Dr Ted Long, the program’s executive director and president of ambulatory care and population health at NYC Health + Hospitals, in a statement published on February 11.


“Distributing at-home tests at cultural sites and libraries provides familiar, prominent locations for people to pick up the resources they need to know if they have COVID-19 and to return to the beloved destinations that make our city so special. I am grateful for our cultural and library partnerships and excited to see them lead New York City safely forward.”

Collection sites include museums and libraries like the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of the City of New York, The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library.

At-home tests will be delivered at the institutions weekly and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last, with a limit of one kit per person. More details are available here.



[via Hyperallergic and NYC Health + Hospitals, cover photo 160241014 © Brett Critchley |]

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