Residents in need of COVID tests frustrated by closure of CityMD office in Eastchester
CityMD is temporarily shutting down some of its New York and New Jersey locations, including one in Westchester.
The urgent care facility on White Plains Road in Eastchester shut down on Wednesday.
CityMD says it has to think about the welfare and safety of its own physicians and staff.
New Rochelle resident Yolanda Concepcion was one of several people who showed up at the Eastchester office Wednesday morning only to be met by signs on the front door saying the location is temporarily closed.
Concepcion says she is in desperate need of a COVID-19 test.
"One of my co-workers tested positive for Omicron, so they're having everyone tested before they go back to work,” she says.
Fleetwood resident John Totolis stopped by the facility in needed a COVID-19 test on Wednesday.
"Yesterday afternoon I was too late. I couldn't get a rapid test, and they said, ‘Come back tomorrow,’” he says.
CityMD sent out a statement that it’s doing its best to keep up with the demand of tests, saying in part: "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 Dec. 22."
CityMD is directing people who would normally come to the Eastchester location to visit their location on Central Avenue in Hartsdale, which is still open.
The company says that closing certain sites now will allow them to avoid future closures as the COVID-19 surge continues.
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