UPDATE: The Long Branch location information has been revised, as of July 28.

ASBURY PARK, NJ — Free coronavirus testing is available to all Monmouth County residents at six locations through mid-August.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the Grunin Foundation to offer testing on set dates and times in these densely populated, higher-risk municipalities: Asbury Park, Freehold Borough, Keansburg, Neptune, Long Branch and Red Bank (see poster above).

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Appointments are not necessary to be tested. Residents can walk up during open hours and a health professional will conduct the test — whether they are symptomatic or not — which consists of a nasal or oral swab.

All residents who are tested must provide their contact information to receive their test results. The Monmouth County Health Department will conduct contact tracing for residents who test positive.

There will be 100 tests available per day at each location and message boards will be placed near the sites to notify residents if the sites run out of tests before the posted testing hours end.

“It is so important for everyone to have access to free COVID-19 testing, regardless of whether they have insurance. While there have been testing locations throughout the county, they are not easily accessible to all of our communities, especially where people travel mainly on foot,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone during a July 21 press conference announcing the program held at the Asbury Park Transportation Center.

While the county is committing up to $250,000 of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the effort, the Grunin Foundation will be matching up to that amount as well.

“In order to continue making progress in recovering from this global pandemic, we need more access to testing,” said Jeremy Grunin, foundation president. “I’m confident that with the addition of these centers and the increase in testing, we will also increase the health of our community and economy.”

With offices in Red Bank and Toms River, the Grunin Foundation works with businesses and nonprofits to help provide inclusive access to arts, culture, education, healthcare and economic opportunities.

Click here pdffor testing site locations, dates and hours of operation.  

 As of July 21, there were 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, bringing the total to 9,930. There were two new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Monmouth County to 750.

 The breakdown of positive COVID-19 cases by municipality is as follows:

  • Aberdeen: 254
  • Allenhurst: 11
  • Allentown: 9
  • Asbury Park: 326
  • Atlantic Highlands: 39
  • Avon-by-the-Sea: 17
  • Belmar: 54 (Belmar officials last reported on July 17 there were nine current cases after recoveries and individuals who live in other municipalities but share the Belmar 07719 zip code were removed from the borough’s total.)
  • Bradley Beach: 63
  • Brielle: 72
  • Colts Neck: 96
  • Deal: 41
  • Eatontown: 328
  • Englishtown: 50
  • Fair Haven: 37
  • Farmingdale: 13
  • Freehold Borough: 439
  • Freehold Township: 737
  • Hazlet: 347
  • Highlands: 39
  • Holmdel: 317
  • Howell: 736
  • Interlaken: 4
  • Keansburg: 215
  • Keyport: 112
  • Lake Como: 19
  • Little Silver: 42
  • Loch Arbour: 1
  • Long Branch: 638
  • Manalapan: 530
  • Manasquan: 62
  • Marlboro: 527
  • Matawan: 218
  • Middletown: 803
  • Millstone Township: 92
  • Monmouth Beach: 26
  • Neptune City: 67
  • Neptune Township: 646
  • Ocean: 387
  • Oceanport: 66
  • Red Bank: 275
  • Roosevelt: 8
  • Rumson: 59
  • Sea Bright: 12
  • Sea Girt: 32
  • Shrewsbury Borough: 67
  • Shrewsbury Township: 12
  • Spring Lake: 32
  • Spring Lake Heights: 46
  • Tinton Falls: 248
  • Union Beach: 45
  • Upper Freehold: 67
  • Wall: 456
  • West Long Branch: 80
  • Unknown: 11

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