The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit visits local communities to provide free walk-up tests; no car required.

The Union County Mobile Test Unit is continuing to visit local communities to provide free COVID-19 tests for residents this fall. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient service. The test provides vital information that protects our community and saves lives,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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“Testing has been a cornerstone of our ability to prevent the virus from spreading,” added 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 resident can use any of the walk-up sites, regardless of their place of residence. Masks and social distance are required at all times.

The following municipalities are scheduled for September and October (note: the Mobile Test Unit will use the new saliva test at these locations):

Rahway, September 24, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. American Legion, 581 Maple Avenue.

Scotch Plains, September 29, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Southside Firehouse, 1920 Raritan Road.

Scotch Plains, October 6, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Southside Firehouse, 1920 Raritan Road.

Roselle, October 24, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location to be determined.

For more details and to view the most recent schedule online visit ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations, or call 908-214-7107 for assistance.

The Mobile Test Unit is available on request to visit local communities to provide tests for the general public. The Mobile Test Unit also visits locations such as senior residence buildings to provide on-site testing for vulnerable populations and other groups.

Municipal governments, non-profit organizations and community groups can request a visit by calling the Union County Office of Emergency Management at 908-654-9881.

The Union County Drive-Through Test Center also continues to provide free tests for all Union County residents, and for first responders and front line medical workers regardless of their residence.

As of Monday, September 28, the Drive-Through Test Center will be open on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Together, the Drive-Through Test Center and the Mobile Test Unit have conducted well over 42,000 COVID-19 tests since March.

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

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and a list of locations for walk-up tests, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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