TRENTON, NJ - There are now 104 testing locations across the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy announced on Thursday that there will be universal testing for inmates, corrections staff and all NJ Transit staff.

Beginning as early as next week all inmates and staff will be tested, he said.

"This is the result of a partnership between the Department and Rutgers University on the development of a comprehensive plan to expand testing for all inmates and staff". he said on Twitter.

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All NJ Transit staff will soon have access to testing at the American Dream site in East Rutherford.

"They're working to expand access to similar testing sites in Central and South Jersey", said Murphy. "This is critical to enhancing public confidence to our mass transit system".

For members of the community, testing is still being prioritized for individuals who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, individuals who traveled to/from highly affected areas, or those who are sick and experiencing at least three of the nine CDC-recognized symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever (at or above 99.6°F)
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you do not have symptoms, testing is not recommended, said officials.

 

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