Due to lack of personnel 13 CityMD clinics across New York City – all of which offer COVID-19 testing – will temporarily close beginning Wednesday.
According to reports, the closures will affect locations in every borough except Staten Island.
The closures are seen by health experts as another burden to the public since private and public coronavirus testing sites in the city have been overwhelmed with demand amid the Omicron surge.
“As so many of you are aware, most CityMD locations are operating at full capacity, doing our best to meet the urgent care needs of the people of New York and New Jersey,” the company said in a statement.
“Continuing to provide these services to the community is a top priority; however, our physicians and teammates are also a priority. To preserve our ability to staff our sites, we are temporarily closing certain locations effective Wednesday,” the company added.
Three of those closed clinics are in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and four in Manhattan.
Sources said lines grew last week at testing sites in the Big Apple, de Blasio announced a plan to mass distribute free rapid coronavirus tests to city households.