(ESSEX COUNTY) - Three additional dates have been scheduled for testing for the novel coronavirus in Essex County's Weequahic Park: Monday, May 4, Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8. Screenings are now open for all Essex County residents, not only those symptomatic of the Coronavirus. Testing is still by appointment only and will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There are 600 tests that will be available each day and residents must arrive by car.

Essex County Residents can Register for an Appointment at www.EssexCOVID.org

Tests are being offered free of charge to Essex County residents. Having health insurance is not a requirement. Follow-up contact will be made to assess the continuing health of the person who completed the screening.

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If someone does not have internet access, they can register by calling the Essex County Office of Emergency Management at 973-324-9950. The call-in center will be open form 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Medical personnel from RWJBarnabas Health System, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, University Hospital, Hackensack Hospital, Essex County Hospital and nurses from public schools in Essex County are staffing the testing sites and call-in center. Security at the site is being provided by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and Newark Police Department.

Essex County will continue to administer the virus screening as long as supplies of test kits, gowns, facial masks and gloves last.

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