HOBOKEN, NJ - Echoing a previous call by Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla has asked all residents that attended Friday’s “peaceful demonstration for racial justice”  to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test. 

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 test through the City’s partnership with Riverside Medical, which is open to all residents, please call the Community Emergency Response Team hotline at 201-420-5621 Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 5 pm. Symptoms of COVID-19 are not needed to receive a test.

“Friday’s demonstration was a powerful statement in the struggle for racial equality,” Bhalla said. “At the same time, to keep our community safe, I ask any resident who attended the event to please schedule a COVID-19 test given the practical difficulties of social distancing at the demonstration.”

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If a resident does not have health insurance, the City will pay for the cost of a test with Riverside Medical. Riverside and the City have also made testing available to any employee of any Hoboken business in advance of a gradual re-opening. The results of a COVID-19 test at the Riverside site are provided within 15 minutes, on site.

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