Official data released Friday showed that more than 10,000 people in New York City have tested positive for COVID-19. It’s a new record for one-day reports.
A city-run program is still helping New Yorkers infected with the coronavirus isolate safely to reduce exposure risk.
Following the outbreak last spring, New York City created the COVID-19 Hotel Room Isolation Program to provide free hotel rooms across New York City for up to 14 days to eligible individuals.
The city’s isolation program is extending to New Yorkers who have tested positive or developed symptoms and live with someone who is vulnerable, shares a bathroom, or cannot stay more than six feet away from another person.
The hotel offer also extends to people who have not tested positive for COVID-19 but who live with an infected person.
Eligible New Yorkers who wish to isolate can call 311 or call 844-NYC-4NYC (1-8444-692-4692) between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The programme, which also includes catering, is free.
New Yorkers who are immunocompromised who are 65 and older who also require home testing. The at-home testing program expanded to all five boroughs in April and has already completed testing in thousands of New York City homes.
Interested parties may schedule appointments by calling 929-298-9400 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week.