Governor Provides Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Hospitality Industry Workers

As part of the Governor’s initiative for antibody sampling of essential workers, food delivery and restaurant workers will be offered the opportunity to receive free COVID-19 antibody testing. Sampling will be available to these employees from Monday 6/1 through Thursday 6/4 at the 8 sites listed below.

This test will indicate whether an individual was previously infected with COVID-19 and now possesses antibodies to the virus. The sampling will be performed by the NYS Department of Health. Please note that testing is voluntary, and DOH will not provide any employer with an individual’s test results.

Starting Monday 6/1 through Thursday 6/4, food delivery and restaurant workers may go to any of the sites listed below as walk-ins for antibody sampling. Hours of operation for all sites are 10:00am-5:30pmeach day. The testing process takes approximately 15 minutes.

John Jay College (Manhattan)
524 W 59th St. New York, NY
59th Street entrance

Lehman College (Bronx)
Auxiliary Gym in the APEX building
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx 10468

NY City Tech (Brooklyn)
New Academic Building
300 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Erie County Community College (Erie)
North Campus Gymnasium
6205 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

Onondaga Community College (Onondaga)
Allyn Hall Gymnasium (located within the SRC Arena)
4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215

SUNY Albany – SEFCU Arena (Albany)
SEFCU Arena (please enter via Western Avenue)
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

SUNY Orange – Newburgh Campus (Newburgh)
Orange Bank & Trust Great Room
One Washington Center Newburgh NY 12550

Nassau Community College (Nassau)
Auditorium (CCB Building)
1 Education Dr, Garden City, NY 11530

Your participation will not only help you understand whether you’ve been previously exposed to COVID-19 but will also help New York State better understand the overall impact of the virus.

Here’s a notice with the details on the NYS Antibody Testing Program for Food Delivery and Restaurant Workers 6.1-6.4  and a COVID-19 Testing Fact Sheet with more information.

Please contact for questions related to the antibody sampling and testing process.

Thank you for the essential services you provide and for serving New York State