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Honoring the NYC Test & Treat Corps

About the NYC Test & Treat Corps

The NYC Test & Treat Corps, formerly the NYC Test & Trace Corps, was the City’s comprehensive effort to connect all New Yorkers with the critical tools for COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccination and guidance. In its three years of dedicated service responding to the COVID-19 emergency the Corps provided New Yorkers convenient, widespread access to free testing and vaccination, rapid connections to treatment, and resources for Long COVID.

The Corps led the largest municipal testing and contact tracing program in the country, creating lasting innovations in how New Yorkers can access healthcare and becoming a leader in what localities can do to identify and break chains of transmission. The effort met New Yorkers where they are with the support they needed to combat the virus, saving tens of thousands of lives and preventing thousands of serious infections. The response prioritized neighborhoods in New York City most impacted by the earliest wave of COVID-19.

As new tools to fight COVID-19 became available, the Corps evolved to ensure New Yorkers could readily access them. The Corps created a comprehensive COVID-19 hotline for New Yorkers to access health information, emergency telehealth, hoteling resources, take care packages, treatment and be connected to services for Long COVID. The Corps operated an extensive mobile vaccination effort that partnered with schools, CBOs, and houses of worship to bring life-saving vaccines to all New York City communities. Finally, the Corps also launched the nation’s first mobile Test and Treat program, building a city-wide, community-driven network of hundreds of walk-up sites for New Yorkers to pick up at-home tests.

Learn more about the history and evolution of the NYC Test & Treat Corps.

In May 2023, the Corps transitioned emergency-level operations to NYC Health + Hospitals’ facilities and community-based outpatient care centers, ensuring New Yorkers can continue to access COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination through the city’s public health system.

For more information, please visit NYC Health + Hospitals’ COVID-19 Services.

Timeline of the NYC Test & Treat Corps


COVID-19 tests administered


At-home tests disctributed


COVID-19 vaccines administered


Cases reached and offered support


Contacts identified and offered support


New Yorkers supported in isolation hotels


In-person community conversations

Highlights of the NYC Test & Treat Corps

Health + Hospitals Ensures New Yorkers Continue to Have Access to Covid-19 Services as End of Federal Emergency Nears

New Yorkers can continue to be tested, treated, and vaccinated at NYC Health + Hospitals’ 11 hospitals and Gotham Health sites in every borough

NYC Test & Treat Corps’ Aftercare Program Completes a Half Million Outreach Calls for New Yorkers Recovering From COVID-19

AfterCare Navigators’ outreach efforts have connected nearly 60,000 New Yorkers affected by COVID-19 and Long COVID to critical health, social and financial support services

NYC Test & Trace Corps Celebrates Historic Achievements of Its COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program, Reaching 1.7 Million Cases and Identifying 1.8 Million Contacts

Contact tracers engaged with over 30% of all New Yorkers to provide them critical resources to safely isolate or quarantine, get tested and receive treatment and vaccinations

NYC Test & Trace Corps Canvassers Engage New Yorkers in Over 10 Million Conversations, Providing Resources and Information to Communities in Need

Canvassers knocked nearly 2 million doors and handed out over 40 million masks while encouraging vaccination and testing in communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic

Vaccine for All: NYC Test & Trace Corps and the New York Mets Celebrate Citi Field Vaccination Team’s Nearly 300,000 Vaccinations

Tonight’s Citi Field Vaccination Team Appreciation Game will honor the work of the Citi Field vaccine staff, who provided the most vaccinations of any City-run site

In the News

Recent press coverage of the NYC Test & Treat Corps