HOLMDEL, NJ — The drive-thru coronavirus testing site at the PNC Bank Arts Center is now open on an every-other-day schedule.

Tests will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis to 500 people this week on Wednesday, April 1 and Friday, April 3. 

Only New Jersey residents with serious symptoms of respiratory illness will be tested for COVID-19 at the regional center during weekdays only on the staggered schedule. 

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Priority will be given to people with a fever of 99.6F or above and are experiencing a cough and shortness of breath. A valid New Jersey ID will need to be presented to receive testing. Residents who do not meet that criteria will be turned away at the site, which is staffed by the state Department of Health, the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey National Guard. 

Take the coronavirus self-assessment by clicking here to see if you qualify to receive testing at the Holmdel site. 

The testing is free and will be covered by the federal government or personal insurance company.  Click herepdf for a flier on "What You Should Know" before going to the site. 

Starting every Saturday, beginning on April 4, the PNC center site will be testing symptomatic health care workers and first responders — police, fire, and EMS — with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.


A new, online COVID-19 Information Hub has been created by the N.J. Office of Innovation, providing live updates, resources and other vital information on the coronavirus.

For more information on novel coronavirus, click here to access the N.J. Department of Health website and click here for the latest details from CDC. 

Anyone with questions can call the N.J. Poison Control Center hot line at 1-800-222-1222  or email ncov@dohnj.gov.

NJ 211 has been activated to help handle COVID-19 related calls from residents. Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

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