HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Mobile Testing Unit was set up Monday at the parking lot of the Municipal Pool from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. With the Sheriff's Department on hand, personnel assisted county residents who wanted to take advantage of the free saliva testing. A queue was laid out marked by traffic cones to indicate minimum social distance, so that people kept appropriately apart. Since it was hot and sunny, a number of tents had been placed to provide some shade for those waiting for their turn.
Masks and ID were required. Testing workers directed the arrivals to register via their smartphones or on an iPad linking their information with their given test kit. Results would then be communicated to them after a few days.
Mayor Goldberg said that when he visited in the morning, the operation was "running smoothly". The first hour was reserved for first responders and after ten o'clock the testing site was available to everyone else.
For those who missed their chance in Hawthorne, Passaic County will host their mobile testing unit again at:
- June 24 - Ringwood Borough Hall
- June 25 - Willowbrook Mall
- June 29 - Passaic Valley High School
- July 1 - School 25 in Paterson
- July 8 - Manchester Regional High School
- July 10 - Pompton Lakes High School
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