Starting tomorrow, West New York offering residents free coronavirus and antibody testing

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Starting tomorrow, the Town of West New York will be offering residents free coronavirus and antibody testing, as long as they are able to provide proof of residency.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We strongly encourage all West New York residents to schedule a test as soon as possible,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.

“Although the virus is slowly decreasing its spread, largely in part to the social distance measures we have adopted, the only other way to handicap its spread is by massive testing.”

The tests are being made possible due to a partnership with Power Analytics Global & Boditech USA and will testing will be held at the Senior Nutrition Center, located at 515 54th St.

Residents should register online at www.westnewyorknj.org or www.promptmd-west-new-york-nj.covid-19.poweranalytics.com/pre-register.

Additionally, anyone with questions or seeking further assistance can call 201-295-5271.

To schedule a test, a person must be a resident of the Town of West New York, a valid ID and proof of residence are required.

Furthermore, face covers are required, and walk-ins will not be permitted. Residents are urged to register online for accurate relay of results. An appointment time will be provided after registration (via text or email) and reporting during appointment time is the best way to ensure minimal to no wait time.

” … We believe our highly accurate, point of care rapid testing platform, coupled with real-time data analysis, could be the tip of the spear to conquering this global problem,” noted Power Analytics Chairman Keith Barksdale.

“We are proud of Mayor Rodriguez’ vision to allow the City of West New York to become the standard for every City in the United States to provide Covid-19 Antibody testing with real-time data certification to every resident.”

“The AFIAS antibody test offers rapid results and is easy to operate by anyone, which enables it to be deployed wherever COVID-19 tests are required in West New York, NJ,” added Immunostics, Inc. Boditech USA CEO and President Adam Choe.