Question: The City is now providing centers in local areas where people can go to be tested. I understand that priority has been given to people over the age of 65, people who have had the symptoms. Do people just go down without making an appointment? Will they be required to bring their health insurance card? Will these tests be provided for free? And will the places be crowded? In other words, will they be afraid to go down? Will there be measures taken to make sure that people don't get so close to each other at the testing site?
Mayor: These are great questions. First of all, the testing is free. You do not need to have an insurance card. First priority is on older New Yorkers and anyone with those preexisting conditions like diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, but anybody who comes, of course, will be tested free. And people are socially distanced in line and tested individually. So, there is real care taken to protect people during the testing process itself. Let's please spread the word, because this is the beginning of a much bigger effort to test New Yorkers across the board.
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