CDC Guidance

DOH Guidance

DOH’s COVID-19 Testing page covers Mobile Testing and testing protocols. Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

DOHMH Guidance

Item Date Updated
Health Alert #3: New York City Resident Diagnosed with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection; NYC Health Department Now Performing COVID-19 Testing; Clarification of New CDC Testing Criteria 3/4
Health Alert #11: Current Status of SARS-CoV-2 Serologic Testing 4/22
Health Alert #12: New York City Public Health Laboratory Now Accepting Nasal Swabs and Saliva Specimens for COVID-19 testing 4/27
Health Alert #13: Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19: Health care providers are asked to immediately report cases to the DOHMH Provider Access Line at 866-692-3641 if they meet the following criteria:

  1. patient is less than 21 years old, with persistent fever (four or more days), and either incomplete Kawasaki disease, typical Kawasaki disease, and/or toxic shock syndrome-like presentation; and
  2. no alternative etiology identified that explains the clinical presentation (note: patients should be reported regardless of the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction test result)
Health Alert #15: Updated NYC Health Department Recommendations for Identifying and Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 5/15
Health Alert #16: Updated Reporting Requirements for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 5/18
Health Advisory #37: All Point-of-Care COVID-19 Test Results Must be Reported Electronically 9/18

NJ Guidance

Additional Guidance

Item Date Updated
SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory Testing Comparison (CMS): details types of SARS-COV-2 testing and FDA authorization/notification, CLIA certifications under which each test can be performed, an explanation of requirements under each testing scenario, and information for Medicare beneficiaries on testing services and coverage. 5/21
COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Laboratory Data Reporting: CARES Act Section 18115 (HHS) 6/4
Frequently Asked Questions: Laboratory Data Reporting for COVID-19 Testing (HHS)