NYC COVID-19 Testing Centers
- Location: Far Rockaway and Flushing, Queens
- Main Contractor: Gilston Electric
- Established: 2020
- Project Description:
When COVID-19 devastated New York’s neighborhoods, Gilston Electric sprang into action with two fast-track emergency builds in the city’s most ravaged communities: Far Rockaway and Flushing. Gilston helped transform two completely raw lots into fully functioning, medical-ready COVID-19 test sites within a matter of days, working around the clock to complete the projects ahead of the already expedited schedule.
Gilston aided in the design and engineering of custom plans for each site based on the power needed to support up to 40 examination trailers with special testing equipment and air conditioning. Easily adapting to changes mid-build, Gilston equipped each trailer with 100 amp and 200 amp power and installed the 75kW generators needed to support urgent community testing.