The Union County Mobile Test Unit will continue visiting local communities to provide free walk-up tests.
UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Effective Monday, Sept. 21, the free Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The Drive-Through Test Center is available by appointment to all Union County residents, and to first responders and front line medical workers regardless of their residence.
Union County residents can also obtain free COVID-19 tests on a walk-up basis in local communities, through the Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit.
It is not necessary to experience a fever, coughing, or other COVID-19 symptoms in order to use the Drive-Through Test Center or the Mobile Test Unit. Anyone who is concerned about their exposure can receive a free test, without needing a doctor’s referral.
“We continue to urge Union County residents, as well as front line emergency and medical workers, to make an appointment at the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University. Our community walk-up sites also provide residents with the opportunity to get a free test at a location near them, with no car needed,” said Freeholder Chair Al Mirabella. “If you have any concerns about your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, a test will help you to make informed decisions that help keep the Union County family safe.”
To book an appointment at the Drive-Through Test Center online, visit ucnj.org. Please note that a car is required to use this service. If additional assistance is needed, call 908-214-7107.
To see the Mobile Test Unit walk-up schedule, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update/walk-up. An appointment is required unless otherwise noted. Union County residents can use any Mobile Test Unit walk-up site, regardless of the municipality in which they live. Upcoming dates and locations for the mobile test unit are:
- Rahway: American Legion, 581 Maple Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 24.
- Roselle: Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 17.
- Roselle: Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street, Thursday, Sept. 17.
Municipal governments, non-profit organizations and other community groups can call the Union County Office of Emergency Management at 908-654-9881 to request a visit from the Mobile Test Unit in their community. Residents are urged to continue observing precautions against spreading the virus, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and a list of locations for walk-up tests, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update. For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.