Kind of feeling like we are being sent mixed signal? Us too.

After Governor Phil Murphy has relentlessly asked everyone in New Jersey to get tested for COVID-19, it has just been announced that the drive-through coronavirus testing site at PNC Bank Arts Center will close on June 30th because federal support will come to an end. *eye roll*

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Apparently, the plan for this testing site was always short term so that other more efficient and robust testing programs were developed.

You will, however, still be able to get tested for the coronavirus at local pharmacies until at least the end of August.

According to, our federal government is currently working, "to establish a rigorous state-led testing plan moving forward. Additionally, there is an increasing number of private and county-run testing facilities throughout the state of New Jersey to ensure that individuals get the care they need.”

“As one of the hardest hit states, federal support is critical to expanding and sustaining New Jersey’s coronavirus testing capacity,” said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th Dist. “The extension of federal support at pharmacies across the state will allow New Jersey to maintain testing and keep New Jerseyans healthy.”

I do think that this can be look at as a positive.

Yes, COVID-19 tests still need to be conducted on our residents and this pandemic is far from over.

However, we have clearly come a long way.

At the start, the line at PNC Bank Arts Center were extremely long and the number of people showing up with symptoms were in the thousands.

Positive cases are rising much slower so this testing site is not nearly as needed.

Onward and upward.


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