BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With COVID testing becoming more readily available over the past few weeks, an additional testing site has been added in Essex County. 

The existing Weequahic Park testing site is still available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon  

The additional testing location will be available on Tuesday, June 16th from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield. Anybody coming should enter off of Watchung Ave and the testing will be in the lower parking lot. 

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An appointment is required so please visit http://www.essexcovid.org or call 973-324-9950 to ensure your spot. 

Testing is open to all Essex County residents with the following guidelines set by the county; 

-Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested.
-Residents age 13 and older are welcome to get tested.
-Residents are encouraged to get retested if they have been tested 14 days ago or more
and have received negative test results or are asymptomatic.
-Testing is provided free of charge to Essex County residents. No insurance is required.

As an additional benefit, a saliva test will be used in place of the nasal swab. Residents taking the COVID-19 saliva test should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival.