Thursday, July 16, 2020

Mayor Turner thanks New York for sending COVID-19 testing supplies and personnel

HOUSTON -  Mayor Sylvester Turner today thanked New York Governor Andrew R. Cuomo for sending COVID-19 testing site resources to the City of Houston. The announcement was made during Gov. Cuomo's daily media conference call update in Albany, NY.

The resources from New York will allow Houston to open two new temporary testing sites that will provide free COVID-19 testing. The support will also supplement the Houston Health Department’s two mega testing sites at Butler and Del Mar Stadiums and the 16 affiliated sites operated with federal, state and local partners.

 “Houston is grateful for the support from Governor Cuomo and the people of New York. I commend the Governor and his people for their concentrated efforts in slowing down the spread of this virus. We value the partnership and thank them for sending a team and supplies to open two testing sites. Testing is critically important in Houston, especially in the Black and Hispanic communities that have been hit hardest by COVID-19,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

New York sent 19 clinical staff and five support staff  to Houston to open the two testing sites along with additional testing supplies.
The two testing sites are now open and will remain open for up to two weeks. 

The two testing sites are Fallbrook Church, 12,512 Walters Road, which opened Thursday and Higher Dimension Church 9800 Club Creek Drive, which will open on Friday.