New York Daily News : 2020-06-30

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12 DAILY NEWS Tuesday, June 30, 2020 NYDailyNew­ Virus test site at JFK Airport Kennedy Airport on Monday became the first in the U.S. to launch a coronaviru­s testing facility — a move that could lay the foundation for a widespread test and trace operation when hundreds of thousands of travelers return to the skies. The testing area is set up in the arrivals area of Terminal 4, and for now, is a pilot program that’s able to screen only 500 airport workers a day. The testing is not yet available to passengers — or the roughly 40,000 other people who work at the sprawling travel hub. Workers who qualify for the pilot are able to receive convention­al COVID-19 tests, which determine whether someone has the disease, or antibody tests that show whether someone’s immune system has previously reacted to the virus. Many workers at the city’s airports already receive temperatur­e checks before they start their shifts. The testing facility was built out by a company called XpresSpa, which is better known for offering nail treatments and back rubs to travelers at the airport. Clayton Guse Jfil Build Your Skills, Expand Your Knowledge The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies is dedicated to public service and social justice. We offer undergradu­ate and graduate degree programs along with certificat­e programs that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditiona­l-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confrontin­g disadvanta­ged and working class population­s. SLU is an educationa­l community that brings together academics and activists. Join us for an upcoming virtual open house Tuesday, June 30 - 5PM to 6PM Tuesday, July 21 - 5PM to 6PM Pl THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF CUNY SCHOOL OF LABOR � ·;· AND URBAN STUDIES NEW YORK

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