For Appointments, Visit or Call 973-877-8456

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing to include satellite testing sites throughout the County in addition to continuing to operate its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park. The tests are by appointment only and are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. 

This week, satellite testing will be offered from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

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  • Tuesday, July 28, 4 to 6 p.m., Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark (parking lot next to the Athletic Building on West Market Street)
  • Thursday, July 30, 4 to 6 p.m., Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Cherry Lane, West Orange (Archery Field on Cherry Lane across from McLoone’s Restaurant)

The Weequahic Park testing site also remains open to all Essex County residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Additional sites and dates will be shared as they are scheduled.

Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Residents age 13 and older are welcome to get tested. Residents are encouraged to get retested if they have taken the swab or saliva tests 14 days ago or more and have received negative test results. Testing is provided free of charge; health insurance is not required.

To make an appointment, residents should visit or call 973-877-8456. After completing a short questionnaire, patients will be provided with an appointment time and a confirmation number.

Residents should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment and have their confirmation number ready. Those taking the saliva test should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum within 30 minutes of their appointment.