COVID-19 rates have surged across the state in recent months largely through small indoor gatherings, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and local health leaders.
Long Island's positivity rates reached 9.1% Saturday, a figure that grew steadily throughout the holiday season. The increases have prompted local officials to bolster testing capacity, particularly in hard-hit areas where the virus has clustered.
Here are some critical questions and answers on getting tested for COVID-19 on Long Island: