June 7 to 11. Free testing is available for asymptomatic employees here.
- Be sure to bring your insurance card and photo ID with you. Worksite Testing is for asymptomatic individuals only. If you are experiencing symptoms, please see your health care provider for testing.
- There is no co-pay for COVID testing for City employees. If you have questions, please contact your insurer to understand what’s covered for COVID testing on your plan.
- Everyone should get tested for COVID-19, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. Learn more about when to get tested here. If this location isn’t convenient for you, you can also find test sites by visiting, nyc.gov/covidtest or by texting COIVD TEST to 855-48.
- If you test positive, please notify your Agency Human Resources Department for next steps and for leave options that are available to you. You will receive a call from the Test & Trace Corps to make sure that you receive care and can safely self-quarantine to prevent the spread. Be sure to answer any calls from NYC Test+Trace or (212) numbers to get free resources and support. Your privacy is important, and your medical information WILL NOT be shared with your agency.
There are vaccine clinics in each of the five boroughs, including sites with exclusive appointments for City employees. Learn more here.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective – Scientists built off decades of research for other vaccines when developing COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines went through large clinical studies involving tens of thousands of people of different ages, races, and ethnicities. These studies showed the vaccines are safe and very effective at protecting people from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccines for emergency use.
- COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no cost to you – All New Yorkers 16 and older can get vaccinated at no cost. You do not need to have insurance or share your immigration status to be vaccinated.
- You may experience some side effects – Common side effects include soreness in the arm where you got the shot, headache, body aches, tiredness, and fever. The vaccines do not contain the virus that causes COVID-19, do not change your DNA, and do not give you COVID-19.
- Keep taking precautions – We know the vaccines protect you, but we still need to learn more about how they impact spread of the virus. For now, even after getting vaccinated, continue to stay home if you are sick, maintain 6 feet of distance from others, wear a face covering properly and wash your hands often.
Find a site to get vaccinated! Visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or scan the image below to find out where you can get vaccinated or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to make an appointment at a NYC site.