HOLMDEL, NJ - As the GSP Signs are now displaying, Holmdel, will be hosting in the near future one of two major Coronavirus testing centers in New Jersey in the next few days as the PNC Bank Arts Center has stepped up to help. It is not yet operational and should not be visited at this time.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be coming to Holmdel on Tuesday. Their crews will come to town to set up the testing capabilities as the Trump administration designated the 17,000 capacity entertainment venue as a “priority” location.
Commuters may see significant traffic pattern changes as PNC Bank Arts Center lends a hand to help the nation manage the pandemic.
The other center is at Bergen County Community College in Paramus. Both should be able to process hundreds of tests on a daily basis.
During a press conference in Trenton, Murphy expressed concerns that the worst part of the crisis has yet to come. “We do not take any of these steps lightly.We know that each comes with its own set of impacts on residents and families, on communities and on local businesses. At this moment, our paramount concern must be to flatten the curve of new cases, so we do not overload our health care system.” stated Murphy.
FEMA will be in town this week to set up drive-through testing. Traffic may be significantly impacted - especially if the roadway is closed to those entering the parkway from Crawfords Corner Road.
“It’s not going to be like a fast-food situation,” said the State Police commissioner, Col. Patrick Callahan at the press conference. “There has to be criteria in order to go up and go through. If you imagine a thousand cars in line, I don’t think that’s going to happen on a daily basis.” Check the Holmdel Township website for news and information on Coronavirus actions.
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