HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County will resume its mobile COVID-19 testing program this week, as well as offer flu shots to in three different towns, it was announced by Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.
Bergen County will again partner with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, will resume testing in Demarest, Ramsey, and Garfield. The program will offer flu vaccinations in addition to COVID-19 saliva tests. Flu vaccinations are critical this year to prevent a combined outbreak of flu and COVID-19, which can further burden healthcare systems and increase complications for those who become ill.
Residents will be able to pre-register for their test at a Regional Community Mobile Testing site through an online portal to receive priority processing. To pre-register please visit https://www.research.net/r/BNBMCCovidMobile. Residents who choose to pre-register for testing must bring their mobile device for check-in.
All fall mobile testing sites will also offer a priority testing hour from 1:30 to 2:30pm for all Bergen County public school teachers, faculty, and staff from 1:30 to 2:30pm.
Regional Mobile Testing Site Dates and Community Partners:
Tuesday, September 29
Demarest with Closter, Cresskill, Dumont, Emerson, Harrington Park, Haworth & Oradell
Northern Valley Regional High School - 150 Knickerbocker Road, Demarest, NJ
Wednesday, September 30
Ramsey with Allendale, Mahwah, Montvale, Saddle River & Upper Saddle River
One Erie Plaza (Commuter Lot), Ramsey, NJ
Thursday, October 1
Garfield with Carlstadt, Elmwood Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi, Wallington & Wood-Ridge
Garfield Recreation Center: 466 Midland Avenue, Garfield, NJ
All sites hours unless otherwise noted will be:
9am – 2:30pm for the general public
1:30 – 2:30pm priority hour for public school staff/faculty
All mobile testing dates are subject to change due to weather. For updates visit www.co.bergen.nj.us
Mobile testing is available on a first come, first serve basis and is free of charge to the patient, regardless of health insurance status. All community mobile testing sites will offer the COVID-19 saliva test and flu vaccination. The COVID-19 saliva test is available to all county residents regardless of symptoms, as well as first responders, healthcare workers, public school teachers, and municipal or county employees who work in Bergen County with proof of employment.
For the COVID-19 saliva test, please do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival. Identification is necessary so please bring your driver’s license/ID card, school identification card, social security card, passport, or birth certificate. Proof of Bergen County residency or that you work in Bergen County is required so please bring your driver’s license, utility bill, pay stub, or work ID. If you have an insurance card, also bring that with you.
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