Test & Trace is now Test & Treat

The Child Center of NY was honored to serve as a Test & Trace community partner

Our Test & Trace youth advocates at a community celebration in 2021

The Child Center of NY is committed to doing everything we can to keep our communities healthy, safe, and thriving. That is why we served from 2020—when the COVID-19 pandemic first began—until 2022 as a community partner of NYC’s Test & Trace Corps. The purpose of Test & Trace was to get the word out about where community members could get tested and/or vaccinated — for free — and protect themselves, their families, and their communities from COVID-19.

In August 2022, in recognition of how the pandemic has evolved, the Test & Trace Corps has become the Test & Treat Corps, to reflect its priority to provide New Yorkers fast, convenient, reliable testing with direct connections to life-saving COVID-19 treatments. For up-to-date information on how you can get tested and treated, please visit the Test & Treat website, where you can find testing locations, get at-home tests, learn about COVID-19 treatment options, and more. 

To find out how you or your child can get vaccinated, please visit NYC Health + Hospitals’ COVID-19 vaccine information page, which includes facts about the vaccine and links to vaccine appointments. 

If you need primary care services for any reason, you can visit our primary care page and make an appointment for an in-person doctor visit at one of our wellness centers or a virtual visit from the comfort of your own home. We will always stand ready to support the health and well-being of the people in the communities we are a part of.

Youth Advocate Spotlight: T’Shon

From 2020 to 2022, The Child Center of NY’s Test & Trace youth advocates were hard at work getting the word out about COVID-19 testing and vaccination via pamphleting, distributing PPE, and, naturally, social media. 

Don’t miss this TikTok video from our “Covid Awareness Crew” at Redfern Cornerstone Community Center, featuring Group Leader T’Shon Skeete getting his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. T’Shon’s video was so popular that he was invited to speak at a virtual roundtable on vaccine safety and reach, hosted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. He was also asked to speak at Queens Borough meetings and other venues. The Child Center had one of the most effective youth outreach programs in the City, thanks to our youth advocates’ ingenuity, hard work, and commitment to community. We continue to work with young community leaders so they can impact their communities in ways they deem most effective.

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