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Free antibody testing for health care workers, first responders launched Monday

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Free antibody testing for health care workers, first responders launched Monday

SILive.com

By Sydney Kashiwagi

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Free coronavirus antibody testing for first responders launched Monday after weeks of delay.

The city plans to test 140,000 health care workers and first responders for four weeks as part of a partnership with the federal government.

The testing will be available at hospitals, firehouses, police stations and corrections facilities.

The latest testing is part of a city initiative to test 280,000 New Yorkers for antibodies through June.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the testing in late April and said it was set to launch in early May, however, the antibody testing did not begin until Monday.

Read more: https://www.silive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/free-antibody-testing-for-health-care-workers-first-responders-launched-monday.html