Cuomo is signing an executive order allowing New York pharmacies to test for coronavirus
- Gov. Cuomo said on Saturday he’s ramping up diagnostic COVID-19 testing across the state.
- He is directing more than 5,000 pharmacies to conduct tests.
- The state will begin antibody testing for frontline healthcare and transit workers next week.
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Pharmacies across New York will soon be able to conduct coronavirus tests.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday he’s signing an executive order directing more than 5,000 pharmacies across the state to conduct diagnostic tests for coronavirus.
On top of that, Cuomo said the state will begin antibody testing frontline healthcare workers at four major New York City hospitals, including Bellevue Hospital and the hard-hit Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.
The state will also start antibody testing for transit workers and first responders, with first responders being given priority starting next week.
Widespread access to testing, as Cuomo has said, is one of the crucial roadblocks to reopening the economy.
“Testing is what we are compulsively, obsessively focused on now,” Cuomo said …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]