Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited a newly opened testing site in her home district of Queens, New York to undergo a coronavirus antibodies test on Saturday.
The congresswoman posted a video of her visit on Twitter. She can be heard saying the experience was “easy peasy” after her blood was drawn.
She tweeted she received her test at the First Baptist Church in Flushing, Queens, which is located in her district.
“Did you know? There are 2 types of COVID tests! The nasal swab tests if you have COVID now. Antibody blood tests check if you already had COVID, even w/ few or no symptoms,” the Democrat lawmaker tweeted, “I got my antibody test today at First Baptist in Queens w/ our amazing nurses. You can get one too!”
After the test was completed, the nurse told her she should expect to receive results in five days, the New York Post reports.
AOC’s visit to the test site comes days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new effort to add 28 additional testing sites at churches and community-based providers in low-income and minority communities experiencing high infection rates, the newspaper reports.
The decision came out of the state’s antibody survey that showed certain areas in the city faced a higher rate of infection.
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