Essex County Expands COVID-19 Testing Sites

Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the County in addition to continuing to operate its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park. The tests are by appointment only and are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Satellite Testing will be held at the following locations:

· Tuesday, August 25th, 4 to 6 p.m., 85 Livingston Avenue, Roseland, NJ (the parking lot is accessible off ADP Boulevard)

· Wednesday, August 26th, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, 498-544 West Market St., Newark, NJ (testing behind the school on South 11th Street)
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Additional dates will be announced.

The Weequahic Park testing site will be held on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Additional dates will be added.

Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Residents age 13 and older are welcome to get tested. Residents are encouraged to get retested if they have taken the swab or saliva tests 14 days ago or more and have received negative test results. Testing is provided free of charge; health insurance is not required.

To make an appointment, residents should visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456. They will be required to complete a short questionnaire. When finished, they will be provided with an appointment time and a confirmation number. Residents should bring the confirmation number with them. They are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment. Residents taking the COVID-19 saliva test should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival.

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