Message from the LBA President
The Police Conference of New York (PCNY) and The New York State Association of PBAs (NYSAP) just completed a conference call with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staff regarding COVID-19 Anti-Body Testing of First Responders.
We were informed that starting next week all Police Officers in the state will be given priority access to anti-body tests. All testing will be voluntary and coordinated through the Police Unions. The test is done by drawing a small amount of blood and the results will be provided to the individual officer not the police department. Results will be provided to the
Individual officer within a week.
Initial testing will be conducted in New York’s “Hot Spots”: New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland. It will then expand to every other area in the state.
Please click here to view the New York State Department of Health Updated Interim Guidance: Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments.