HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thanks for a partnership between Passaic County and the borough of Hawthorne, free COVID-19 testing is coming to town.  "The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering free COVID-19 testing throughout the county," a statement from county officials read.  "A pop-up mobile testing site will stop in each municipality for a full day of on-site testing." 

The mobile testing site will be set up at the parking lot of the Hawthorne Municipal Pool between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22.  According to county officials, all tests will be saliva tests.

Mayor Richard Goldberg said in his June 1 letter that he was working with the county to bring free testing to Hawthorne.  No appointment is required nor is health insurance, but the service is limited to Passaic County residents.  Those coming to be tested must bring valid ID.

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Other dates and locations for county testing are:

  • June 10, PCCC Wanaque Campus
  • June 12, Sacred Heart Church at 145 Randolph Ave in Clifton
  • June 17, Camp Hope in West Milford
  • June 24, Ringwood Borough Hall

Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Bob Menendez have entreated New Jerseyans to get tested, even if they do not exhibit symptoms.  Asymptomatic individuals can still infect others unknowingly, and data collected on the presence or absence of viral infection helps government allocate resources to better combat the on-going pandemic.

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