CORRECTION: You Must Have Symptoms To Be Tested For COVID-19
CORRECTION: You must be symptomatic to be tested for COVID-19 at the two major testing sites in Monmouth and Bergen Counties. These sites are NOT testing individuals who are symptom free.
Governor Phil Murphy has made it very clear: we need EVERYONE in New Jersey to be continuously tested for COVID-19 before life starts to go back to normal.
And this is one of the first steps to make that happen.
AKA: The rule that only those showing symptoms will be tested for the coronavirus is now null and void.
Here is the most up-to-date testing schedule:
PNC Bank Arts Center
116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel
Testing will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road, Paramus Campus -- Lots B & C, Paramus
Testing will occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
If there are any schedule changes, additional announcements will be made as these changes are confirmed.
To be tested, however, you will still need to:
1. Provide your proof of residency in NJ -- for example, your driver's license.
2. Keep your window up. You will be directed when you should lower your window just enough to slide a piece of paper through.
3. Do not exit your vehicle.
4. Be Aware: Restrooms are not available.
If you have any questions, you can reach out to the NJ Poison Control Center who has partnered with the State at 211.
For general medical questions regarding COVID-19, please call 1 (800) 962-1253.
You can also text NJCOVID to 898--211 to receive daily alerts.
If this rule change was put into affect for Monmouth County, it won't be long until it is put into affect for the entire state.
Let's all get tested and get through this thing! We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Don't let it fade away!
Thank you to Shaun Golden for this important update.
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