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CityMD to Temporarily Close Sunnyside and Rego Park Clinics, Amid Widespread Closures

Residents line up for a COVID-19 test outside CityMD in Sunnyside on Dec. 22 (Photo: Queens Post)

Dec. 28, 2021 By Christian Murray

CityMD, which operates a popular chain of urgent care clinics, will be temporarily closing its Sunnyside and Rego Park locations starting Wednesday.

The chain, which has been a go-to spot for many to get both rapid and PCR tests for COVID-19, began closing clinics on Dec. 22 due to staff shortages stemming from the pandemic. It initially closed 20 centers across the New York metro area, including three in Queens.

On Wednesday, the company will close 11 additional clinics—including the Sunnyside and Rego Park locations– across the metro area. The company will have closed 31 of its 150 centers.

With the latest round of closures, five clinics in Queens will have temporarily closed. The company shut down three Queens locations on Dec. 22, with the affected clinics being CityMD Corona, CityMD Ditmars in Astoria and CityMD Woodhaven. They remain closed.

“To preserve our ability to staff our sites, we have temporarily closed certain locations…,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. “It is our hope that closing sites now will best allow us to avoid future closures as this surge continues.”

The company did not indicate when it plans to reopen the clinics.

“Continuing to provide these services to the community is a top priority; however, our physicians and teammates are also a priority,” the company said.

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