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:
Where can I get tested on Long Island?
What sort of tests are available?
Where can I get rapid tests?
When should I get tested?
How accurate are rapid tests compared with other diagnostic tests?
Should I get tested before I travel?
What do the different types of tests cost?
How do I get the results?
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