EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County administered 156 COVID-19 tests to County residents on Wednesday, the first day of the drive-thru testing facility at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Kilmer Vehicle Inspection Center in Edison.

“Thanks to the combined effort and dedication of all staff and officials involved, we were able to bring additional testing to our County residents which will aid our Office of Health Services in developing plans and actions to attempt to flatten the curve in our County,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios.

“I would like to thank the staff members who made this site run smoothly, including members from: the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health; Office of Health Services; Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness; Sheriff’s Office, Hazmat Program; Bureau of Fire Marshal; Division of Environmental & Solid Waste; Medical Reserve Corps; and Public Works; along with the Edison Police and Fire Departments; Edison Public Works and Office of Emergency Management; and Sayreville Public Works.”

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Rios said, “While we do not yet know how many of these residents will test positive for COVID-19, we encourage all of our residents to continue to take preventative measures to keep both themselves and their fellow Middlesex County residents safe. Residents must continue to shelter in place and not leave their homes except for emergencies or to shop for essentials. And if residents do leave their home, they should continue to practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others.”

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is located at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Kilmer Vehicle Inspection Center, 33 Kilmer Road, Edison and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 am.  For more information about the testing site and how to make an appointment to be tested, please visit: http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/News/Pages/Middlesex-County-opening-COVID-19-drive-thru-testing-site-on-April-1-in-Edison.aspx