Essential Worker COVID-19 Testing

Essential Workers in New York State can make an appointment to be tested at one of several drive through or walk in testing sites by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or online at covid19screening.health.ny.gov

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Essential Workers in New York State can make an appointment to be tested at one of our drive through or walk in testing sites by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or online at covid19screening.health.ny.gov


Testing Sites located in Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Kings, Richmond, Bronx, New York, Westchester, Rockland, Albany, Broome, Oneida, Monroe, Erie and Niagara Counties.

Individuals who are employed as health care workers, first responders, or in any position within a nursing home, long-term care facility, or other congregate care setting, including but not limited to:

  • Correction/Parole/Probation Officers
  • Direct Care Providers
  • Firefighters
  • Health Care Practitioners, Professionals, Aides, and Support Staff (e.g. Physicians, Nurses, Public Health Personnel
  • Medical Specialists
  • Nutritionists and Dietitians
  • Occupational/Physical/Recreational/Speech Therapists
  • Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • Police Officers
  • Psychologists/Psychiatrists
  • Residential Care Program Managers

Individuals who are employed as essential employees who directly interact with the public while working, including but not limited to:Animal Care Workers (e.g. Veterinarians)

  • Automotive Service and Repair Workers
  • Bank Tellers and Workers
  • Building Code Enforcement Officers
  • Child Care Workers
  • Client-Facing Case Managers and Coordinators
  • Counselors (e.g. Mental Health, Addiction,  Youth, Vocational, Crisis, etc.)
  • Delivery Workers
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  •  Essential Construction Workers at Occupied Residences or Buildings
  •  Faith-Based Leaders (e.g. Chaplains, Clergy Members)
  •  Field Investigators/Regulators for Health and Safety Food Service Workers
  •  Funeral Home Workers
  •  Hotel/Motel Workers
  •  Human Services Providers
  •  Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers
  • Mail and Shipping Workers
  • Maintenance and Janitorial/Cleaning Workers
  • Optometrists, Opticians, and Supporting Staff
  • Retail Workers at Essential Businesses (e.g. Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, Hardware Stores)
  • Security Guards and Personnel
  • Shelter Workers and Homelessness Support Staff
  • Social Workers
  •  Teachers/Professors/Educators
  •  Transit Workers (e.g. Airports, Railways, Buses,  and For-Hire Vehicles)
  •  Trash and Recycling Workers
  •  Utility Workers