13 CityMD clinics across New York Town – all of which present COVID-19 tests – will quickly shut beginning Wednesday owing to staffing problems, according to the company.

The closures will affect areas in each and every borough except Staten Island and occur as private and general public coronavirus tests web-sites in the metropolis have been overwhelmed with desire amid the Omicron surge.

“As so many of you are aware, most CityMD areas are functioning at complete capability, carrying out our very best to meet the urgent care demands of the folks of New York and New Jersey,” the company reported in a concept posted to their site.

“Continuing to give these expert services to the neighborhood is a top precedence even so, our doctors and teammates are also a precedence. To maintain our capacity to workers our web pages, we are temporarily closing selected spots powerful [Wednesday,” the assertion said.

The closures involve a few places each and every in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens and four in Manhattan.

New Yorkers line up for blocks although waiting around for a CityMD health clinic to open on Dec. 18, 2021.
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The full list of short term closures can be located below.

As traces grew final week at testing web-sites in the Big Apple, de Blasio announced a plan to mass distribute absolutely free quick coronavirus checks to town households.

Lines form outside CityMD Urgent Care for Covid testing in Lower Manhattan in New York on Friday, December 17, 2021.
Various CityMD clinics in Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens and Manhattan will be impacted by the momentary closures.
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President Biden also announced Tuesday that his administration is launching federally run tests internet sites in New York City and other locations bogged down by need.

The Omicron variant is dependable for about 3-fourths of all new COVID-19 scenarios in the US – and 92 p.c of new infections in New York and New Jersey, the Facilities for Sickness Regulate and Avoidance claimed Monday.

People wait in line to get tested for COVID-19 at CityMd near Central Park on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, in New York.
The momentary closure of CityMD clinics will come amid soaring desire for COVID-19 tests in New York Metropolis.
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