Town of West New York Offering New Coronavirus and Antibody Testing

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. — West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez and the Board of Commissioners are proud to announce that thanks to a partnership with Power Analytics Global & Boditech USA, town residents will have access to COVID-19 Antibody testing starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Senior Nutrition Center (515-54th Street, West New York, NJ).

Residents should register online at www.westnewyorknj.org or www.promptmd-west-new-york-nj.covid-19.poweranalytics.com/pre-register. Residents can also call 201-295-5271 for assistance or registration questions.

Tests will be covered with no out of pocket costs under all private health insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Testing will also be available to residents without health insurance at no cost, however residents with insurance are strongly advised to provide their insurance information in order to reduce testing costs for the Town.

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

To schedule a test, a person must be a resident of the Town of West New York (valid ID and proof of residence is required). 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) – reporting during appointment time is the best way to ensure minimal to no wait time.

“Nothing about this COVID-19 virus is simple, not the diagnosis, not the daily care, and not the long-term economic impact,” said Keith Barksdale, Chairman of Power Analytics. “However, 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. 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 COVID-19 pandemic is consuming significant medical supplies and resources whereas our innovative AFIAS platform only requires a fingerstick of a blood sample with results in 10 minutes, thus eliminating a need to use a swab and other related materials that are in short supply,” said Adam Choe, president and CEO, Immunostics, Inc. Boditech USA. “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.”

In addition to the new site, the current testing sites already in operation that are open to West New York residents will continue to be available:

Secaucus Testing Site

Offered in partnership with the County of Hudson and Hudson Regional Hospital

55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus NJ

To schedule a test call: (201) 388-1097

Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab

North Hudson Testing Site

Offered in partnership with North Hudson Community Action Corporation

36th Street and Kennedy Boulevard

To schedule a test call: (201) 366-8465

Tests offered: COVID-19 Nasal Swab

Walmart Testing Site

2100 88th Street, North Bergen NJ

To schedule a test visit: http://myquestcovidtest.com/

Tests offered: self-administered COVID-19 Nasal Swab (note: test capacity limited)

The Town of West New York has taken numerous actions at the direction of public health officials to limit the spread of Coronavirus, all of which are accessible on the township website’s dedicated Coronavirus Updates page. Residents are encouraged to follow the township’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, which are updated multiple times per day with new information.

Any residents with questions should call the State’s Coronavirus hotline or visit its dedicated website:

·  Coronavirus Hotline 1-800-222-1222

·  Website: covid19.nj.gov

About Power Analytics Global:

Power Analytics Global is a global next generation company that specializes in diagnostics, software development and real-time analytics. The Power Analytics suite of world-class software gives any enterprise, government entity, or healthcare professional control over their critical data, from capturing and modeling to simulation and analysis, and as a result, saving millions of dollars, eliminating a dangerous work environment, reducing costs, protecting critical assets and improving business reliability. Additional information regarding Power Analytics may be found at https://www.poweranalytics.com

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