‘We need more sites now’: Queens lawmakers call on mayor to ramp up COVID testing


Western Queens lawmakers and community members are pushing for expanded COVID-19 testing capacity following the recent staggering lines and wait times that have formed as a record number of new cases emerge in the city.

The Centers for Disease Control has reported that the omicron variant makes up 90% of new infections in New York and New Jersey. As New York state sees record daily rates of new COVID-19 cases, Queens officials called on the de Blasio administration and incoming mayor Eric Adams to provide more testing sites.