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New York State Lab Approved For COVID-19 Testing

 Researchers found that employing social media posts as a means of "visual nudging" to encourage safe behaviors resulted in decreased COVID-19 positivity rates of up to 25%.
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Researchers found that employing social media posts as a means of "visual nudging" to encourage safe behaviors resulted in decreased COVID-19 positivity rates of up to 25%.

The federal government has approved the New York State health department’s Wadsworth Center in Albany to test for the novel coronavirus.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Saturday.

“You want to be able to test people, you want to be able to get results quickly, and you want to be able to handle the volume of tests that we may be faced with," said Cuomo.

The Democratic governor said the request was granted by the Food and Drug Administration after he met with Vice President Mike Pence.

On Friday, Connecticut’s state health lab in Rocky Hill was approved as a COVID-19 testing center.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.