Deanne Criswell, who heads the city’s emergency management office, made the announcement at the mayor’s press conference Tuesday in preparation for the storm, which officials called the worst the city has seen in decades. years.
The closure applies to dozens of test sites managed by the city’s Test and Trace program.
They will reopen at 12 p.m. Thursday.
Vaccine deliveries will continue as planned.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke on Tuesday how the city was preparing for the first major snowstorm of the season after the National Weather Service issued winter storm watches for much of New York. York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in effect Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.
More severe winter storm warnings have been issued for New Jersey counties including Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren, in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.
A major nor’easter will move through the area on Wednesday and could dump a foot or more of snow in parts of the area.
The exact path of the storm is not yet defined, but the potential exists for a significant snowfall in the area.
It is possible for the snow to change to sleet, freezing rain, or a mixture of rain and snow. This would reduce snow totals for the area.
For now, the PIX11 weather team is expecting 6 to 8 inches or more for the five boroughs, although the situation remains fluid.