Governor Cuomo, Joined by Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, Announces New York State to Establish Two Church Testing Sites in Savannah COVID-19 Hotspots

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As part of New York State’s ongoing commitment to helping cities and states throughout the nation, we’re glad to be able to provide two testing sites for highly-impacted minority communities in the great city of Savannah.Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider, said, “COVID-19 tested our mettle here in New York and thanks to the strong leadership of Governor Cuomo, we are in a much better place today. We also owe a debt of gratitude to those who continue to work the front lines and make sacrifices for the greater good. It takes a unified front, which is why we are happy to work with the governor again to pay it forward and send our clinicians to assist in Georgia and Houston. We hope our first-hand experience with this novel virus can help limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19.”

Dr. Ramon Tallaj, Chairman and Founder of SOMOS Community Care, said, “We are proud to stand with Governor Cuomo to continue the effort to increase access to testing, especially in vulnerable communities across the country. Our experience catering to the unique needs of diverse populations in New York City will be an asset to Savannah’s efforts, and we look forward to our partnership with Mayor Johnson as we continue to fight this deadly disease.” 

Prior to the announcement, Governor Cuomo and the New York State team shared New York’s best practices with Mayor Johnson and the Savannah health care team in a meeting, and the work between the two teams will continue.