MSM COVID-19 Guidelines and Updates

COVID-19 Testing Center
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Manhattan School of Music is pleased to host community-based COVID-19 testing, free and open to anyone, no appointment necessary.

Manhattan School of Music is pleased to host community-based COVID-19 testing and health fair in collaboration with Dr. Karen Thornton, along with support from Medrite Urgent Care, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, and the NYC Department of Health Harlem Action Center.

Testing is free and open to anyone, no appointment necessary.

Participants are encouraged to bring their insurance information, however, insurance is NOT mandatory.

Test Results and Hours

The testing site on campus will be closing at 3:30 PM each day effective immediately. The clinic’s updated hours are from 10 AM to 3:30 PM on Mondays to Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you need to get tested, please plan accordingly.

Additionally, if you have recently tested and have not received your results after 3 days, you may stop by the clinic and ask directly for your results. If your results have been received, they can give you your results at that time.

Booster Shots

The testing site will be offering free Booster Shots between 10 AM to 3:30 PM.

The clinic will be offering Pfizer and Moderna boosters to all eligible individuals, no appointment necessary. As a reminder, booster shots are required for all eligible students, staff, and faculty. Once you have received your booster shot, please upload a copy of your updated vaccine card here: Booster Submission Form

Services available at the MSM testing site:

  • COVID-19 antibody testing (blood test)
  • COVID-19 nasal swab (PCR) testing
  • COVID-19 contact tracing tool
  • Information on COVID-19, social distancing, quarantine procedures, and FAQs
  • Temperature, oxygen levels, heart rate, and blood pressure readings
  • Referrals and references
  • Gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer while supplies last


Manhattan School of Music
Entrance at the NW corner of Broadway and 122nd Street, next to the Citi Bike Station.

Off-campus testing sites

Off-campus testing is also available at the CityMD on 104th Street and Broadway or by searching for a testing site in your area by clicking here: NYC Testing Sites.

Additionally, Rapid PCR tests are available by appointment only at 160 West 100th St.; appointments can be booked by clicking here: NYC Rapid PCR Testing.


If you have questions about your test results or you have not received your results, please contact the physician’s office directly:

Karen Thornton, M.D.
Performing Arts Medicine and Family Medicine
330 West 42nd Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Call or text: (332) 223-9548



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