JFK Opens Coronavirus Testing Center

By Paul Riegler on 2 July 2020
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Terminal 4 arrivals area at JFK

John F. Kennedy Airport opened a Covid-19 testing location, the first in any U.S. airport. The testing center, branded XpresCheck, is in Terminal 4, the International  Air Terminal, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and XpresSpa.

The testing center is open to all JFK employees, airline employees, and airline workers. It can screen up to 500 employees per day.  It has nine private testing rooms and can also conduct antibody tests.

“The new XpresCheck COVID-19 pilot program builds on measures the agency has taken to protect travelers and airport workers across the region,” saidRick Cotton, the agency’s president.

The center is a major shift in XpresSpa’s business model, which was limited to massage and spa services until the advent of the pandemic.

The International Air Terminal, the first terminal in the United States to be managed by a foreign entity.

T4 opened in 2001 and replaced JFK’s old International Arrivals Building which had opened in 1957 and closed in 2001.

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