We’re launching a new free, voluntary on-site COVID-19 testing program for employees at MTA workplace locations. As part of MTA’s COVID response protocols and as health experts continue to warn of a second wave, this new on-site screening effort will serve as an additional precautionary measure designed to monitor the health of essential employees, help stop the spread of the virus and maintain a safe work environment.
Tests will take approximately 5 minutes. Results will be available between 24-48 hours later under normal circumstances. Screening is voluntary, but highly recommended. All tests will be anonymous.
Help keep yourself, your colleagues, and your city safe.
How the program will work
The voluntary program will begin with essential workers at select Medical Assessment Centers (MACs), Occupational Health Services (OHS) facilities, bus depots, and railyards.
The program will be expanded to other agencies and locations during the coming weeks. The office of Occupational Health Services (OHS) will administer the screening program and will offer tests to essential employees each week before their shift, but it can happen at any time during the workday. The screening should take about five minutes and will not interrupt the workday.
Check back here weekly to view the COVID-19 screening schedule.
All MTA employees also qualify for a free COVID-19 test by visiting your own physician or at any of the 52 Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers located throughout the New York region.
If you are sick or symptomatic, stay home. Do not come to work.
Testing information can also be found at the New York State Department of Health, or by calling the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-2065.
Receiving test results
You will be notified by OHS of your test results, positive or negative. All positive results will be reported to New York City and New York State as required by law.
We will post the percentage of workers being tested and the percentage of those who test positive on a weekly basis.
For more information about the program
If you have any questions call the COVID-19 Hotline at 646-252-2010 or speak with your manager.