ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ANNOUNCES FREE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING FOR DISTRICT FIRST RESPONDERS, TEACHERS AND ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL

Partnership with New Windsor Councilman Andrew Regenbaum and Horizon Family Medical Group

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I, LBT, SAM-New Windsor) today announced he has secured free COVID-19 antibody testing for first responders, teachers and essential personnel of the 99th Assembly District in partnership with New Windsor Councilman Andrew Regenbaum and Horizon Family Medical Group.

Five dates of free testing will be offered over the course of three weeks at two locations. Testing will be conducted at Horizon offices in New Windsor and Washingtonville. Pre-registration is required.

New Windsor testing on Monday August 24th and 31st between 1 pm and 4 pm
92 Old Rt 9W, New WIndsor, NY 12553

Washingtonville testing on Tuesday’s August 25th and September 1st and 8th between 1pm and 4pm
90 E Main St, Washingtonville, NY 10992

Horizon antibody tests are full blood draws, the most accurate COVID antibody testing measure currently available. The test will only take approximately 10-15 minutes.

First responders, teachers and essential personnel who live or work in the 99th Assembly District and are interested in the free testing are advised to reach out directly to Assemblyman Schmitt’s office at 845-469-6929 or email schmittc@nyassembly.gov as pre-registration is required.

Interested parties can also sign up via this online form https://forms.gle/k2ePXZTfzBLsqNtD8. Additional information and next steps will be provided to those who pre-register.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic I am focused on providing all possible assistance to residents of our district. That is why I am proud to partner with Councilman Andrew Regenbaum and Horizon Family Medical Group to provide our district’s first responders, teachers and essential personnel with free COVID-19 antibody testing. These tests show whether you have the antibody response necessary to provide immunity against future COVID-19 infection. The antibody test is a vital component to a healthy community and as the health crisis continues and with schools set to reopen I strongly encourage all first responders, teachers and essential personnel to take advantage of this opportunity. I want to thank Councilman Regenbaum and Horizon Family Medical Group for being partners with me in delivering this critical service for free across the 99th District. Horizon Family Medical always goes above and beyond for our communities and this generous partnership directly contributes to securing the long term well being of all communities in our assembly district.”

New Windsor Town Councilman Andrew Regenbaum stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented difficulties for so many individuals, families and businesses. That is why it has been more important than ever for government and business to work together to help the community overcome these challenges. To that end, I am happy to partner with the Assemblyman and Horizon Family Medical Group to offer free antibody testing to first responders, teachers and essential personnel in every town of the 99th District. Horizon Family Medical Group unquestionably cares for the health and well being of all residents of the communities they serve and that is all the more evident today by this generous donation of time, personnel and supplies. I strongly encourage all who are eligible to sign up for this testing. “

Jim Olver, CEO, Horizon Family Medical Group stated, “On behalf of the Horizon Family Medical Group, I would like to thank New York State Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and New Windsor Councilman Andrew Regenbaum for partnering with us in an effort to provide free antibody testing for COVID-19 to first responders, teachers and essential personnel. This partnership will allow us to provide tests widely and efficiently due to the enhanced coordination with the Assemblyman across his district, which we also proudly serve. These tests are pivotal in the effort to make our communities safer in the fight against this virus. We at Horizon Family Medical Group thank Assemblyman Schmitt and Councilman Regenbaum for their continued efforts during this trying time.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!

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