Ocean County Testing Site Is Being Moved To New Location
To anyone who plans on being tested for the coronavirus in Ocean County this upcoming Monday, listen up.
Testing has been taking place at Ocean County College but that is going to change come this Monday, April 20th.
Coronavirus testing will be moved to 200 Volunteer Way off of Route 9 in Waretown on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
This relocation is happening after testing on April 13th had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Now, testing can proceed irregardless of the weather conditions.
“Starting April 20, we are moving from the parking lot at Ocean County College to a more secure structure that will be more helpful to the hospital workers and other staff that will be administering the test,” Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy, Coordinator for the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, said in a statement. “The training center also provides an indoor drive-thru area so it’s not subject to bad weather conditions which resulted in the postponement of Monday’s (April 13) appointments at the college and damage to some of the tents we had there.”
Something to keep in mind: the test requirements have no changed.
You still need a doctor's prescription, proof that you are an Ocean County resident, you must have an appointment and you must be showing symptoms of the corona virus.
“Because of the limited number of tests we have, it still remains imperative that people follow the requirements to be tested at the training center,” said Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Daniel Regenye. “We do not want anyone to show up at this testing site without following the requirements we have put in place. We are not going to do any health screenings at the site. It is just for testing for the virus.”
Also be aware that Matt Ryan just told you about additional drive-thru testing sites have popped up throughout the Jersey Shore. Take a look because there may be a closer testing site available.
You can also take a look at the original article at APP.com.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
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