ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that free COVID-19 saliva tests for residents will take place in Elizabeth on March 2. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

“Testing has been a cornerstone in our fight against COVID-19 and we encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient service,” said Union County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Even if you have no symptoms of illness, it is important to get tested if you feel that you may have been exposed to the virus by someone else, or are at risk of exposing others.”

Any County resident can use any of the walk-up sites. No appointment is required, though residents may not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to testing. Results will be available within 72 hours. Masks and social distance are required at all times.

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The following municipalities are scheduled for March (note: the Mobile Test Unit will administer the saliva test at all locations):

  • Elizabeth - March 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. School #28 – Juan Pablo Duarte – Jose Julian March, 25 First Street
  • Roselle - March 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Abraham Clark High School, 122 East Sixth Avenue

For more details and to view the most updated schedule online visit ucnj.org/walkup, or call 908-214-7107 for assistance.

Residents are urged to continue observing precautions against spreading the virus, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently.