ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit has scheduled more upcoming visits to local communities to provide free COVID-19 tests for residents during the month of December, including on December 1 in Elizabeth.

No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

“Testing has been a cornerstone in our fight against COVID-19 and we encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient service,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Even if you have no symptoms of illness, it is important to get tested if you feel that you may have been exposed to the virus by someone else, or are at risk of exposing others.”

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Any resident can use any of the walk-up sites, regardless of their place of residence. Masks and social distance are required at all times.

The following municipalities are scheduled for December (note: the Mobile Test Unit will administer the saliva test at all of these locations):

·         Elizabeth - December 1, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exerleben Community Center, 513 Richmond Avenue

·         New Providence, December 3, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. New Providence Gym, 1378 Springfield Avenue

For more details and to view the most updated schedule online visit ucnj.org/walkup,
or call 908-214-7107 for assistance.

The Mobile Test Unit is available on request to visit local communities to provide tests for the general public. The Mobile Test Unit also visits locations such as senior residence buildings to provide on-site testing for vulnerable populations and other groups.

Municipal governments, non-profit organizations and community groups can request a visit by calling the Union County Office of Emergency Management at 908-654-9881.

Residents are urged to continue observing precautions against spreading the virus, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently.