PARAMUS, NJ – The Bergen County Community College FEMA test site for COVID-19 has reached capacity for the third consecutive day and is schedule to reopen Monday, March 23, at 8 a.m. to administer more tests to residents with symptoms, according to the County Executive.
When first announced, the testing site was scheduled to be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There have been long lines on Paramus Road each day since March 20 when the site opened.
“The FEMA test site at Bergen Community College has reached capacity and will reopen tomorrow, Monday, at 8 a.m. to continue testing residents for COVID-19,” said Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. “Bergen County has the most COVID-19 related cases in the state, with five deaths. It is important that we test as many symptomatic residents as possible. We encourage those coming to the FEMA test site to please remain patient as we continue the process of administering tests.”
To be tested for COVID-19, individuals must present proof of New Jersey residency. Technicians will be screening individuals for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, coughing) and those who do not exhibit symptoms will be turned away. Physician notes are not required. However, if an individual has a physician’s note they are encouraged to bring it with them.