Drivers in Long Island, New York, lined up for blocks on the morning of Thursday, December 30, after officials in Nassau County announced that 20,000 at-home COVID-19 tests would be distributed at Mitchel Field in Uniondale.
Driven by the Omicron variant, positive cases have risen dramatically across New York state, including on Long Island. On Wednesday, Gov Kathy Hochul reported 67,090 new positive cases in New York, and a test positivity rate of 18.5 percent.
This video, taken by Newsday reporter Cecilia Dowd, shows drivers waiting in lengthy queues leading up to Mitchel Field, where at-home tests were being distributed. Credit: Cecilia Dowd/Newsday via Storyful