JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoboken residents seeking COVID-19 testing should head to Jersey City through the end of this week, according to City officials. The Riverside Medical Group testing facility at 14th & Jefferson Streets will take a hiatus starting Wednesday, July 8 through Monday.

"We are greatly appreciative to Riverside for continuing to offer testing to the Hoboken public, which they have done for over three months straight for 5-7 days a week," said Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla. "Dr. Brahmbhatt informed me that he is unavailable for the next three days, which will result in the Riverside testing site at 14th and Jefferson Street to be closed until Monday. We wish Dr. Brahmbhatt and his staff a restful and well-deserved time off."

Hoboken residents still have the opportunity to be tested at their COVID-19 testing site at Jersey City's Public Safety Headquarters (465 Marin Boulevard), adjacent to the Newport Mall. Hoboken residents can get tested at this site during its scheduled hours of 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday of this week. Hoboken Residents are asked to email the Hoboken Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) at covid19@hobokencert.org with your name, email, phone number and address, to inform CERT that you are getting a test at this Jersey City site. After sending the email, you can simply go to the Jersey City testing site—no appointment is needed. Proof of Hoboken residency or employment in Hoboken is required. There is no charge to Hoboken residents for this service, even if you are uninsured.

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On Saturday at St. John’s Church (110 North Street) in Jersey City, tesing will take place from 9 am until 1 pm, with registration required at http://njtogether.org/testing. Hoboken residents are also asked to please email CERT informing the City that they will be obtaining this testing. Testing at both Jersey City sites utilize a PCR nasal swab, with results of the COVID-19 test available in 3-5 days (it is not a rapid test).
 
"I extend my sincere thanks to Mayor Fulop and his staff for extending this service to Hoboken residents," said Bhalla. "From the beginning, Mayor Fulop helped guide us as we acquired COVID-19 tests at the start of the pandemic, and we appreciate Jersey City’s regional partnership in combating this pandemic."

Hoboken residents can also obtain a test, by appointment only, through a drive through testing center at Hudson Regional Hospital (55 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus). The testing site has recently been open Tuesdays and Wednesday or Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The COVID-19 test is also a PCR test requiring a nasal swab, with results available in 3-5 days. The testing is available to Hudson County residents with or without insurance at no charge. To schedule an appointment, call 201-388-1097 or 646-862-1161.

Due to the demand at Riverside, Dr. Brahmbhatt has requested that residents and employees of Hoboken businesses who request regular COVID-19 testing, generally limit their testing at the site to twice a month. This should be disregarded if someone has symptoms or reason to believe they were exposed to COVID-19.

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