File #: Int 0332-2024    Version: * Name: Establishing a website to request free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and personal protective equipment.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a website to request free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and personal protective equipment
Sponsors: Mercedes Narcisse, Lincoln Restler, Julie Won, Lynn C. Schulman, Shahana K. Hanif, James F. Gennaro, Crystal Hudson, Shaun Abreu
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to create a website that allows users to order COVID-19 rapid tests, masks, and gloves. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would then mail the requested COVID-19 supplies free of charge.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 332, 2. Int. No. 332, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 332

 

By Council Members Narcisse, Restler, Won, Schulman, Hanif, Gennaro, Hudson and Abreu

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a website to request free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and personal protective equipment

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.20 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.20 COVID-19 supplies available by mail. a. The department shall create a website that allows users to request COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves.

b. Subject to limitations on quantity established by the department, the department shall mail the requested rapid antigen tests and personal protective equipment to addresses in the city free of charge.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

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