For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or Call 973-877-8456

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Free testing will be offered as follows:

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Days and Times:

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Location 1: Essex County College

                    177 West Market Street, Newark, NJ

 

Location 2: Kmart Building

                    235 Prosect Avenue, West Orange, NJ

 

COVID Testing will be conducted in the vaccination sites.

“Unfortunately, Essex County leads the state in the number of deaths caused by the Coronavirus. Our fight against this deadly disease is far from over and we must remain vigilant and aggressive to combat it. Testing is a critical tool that will tell us exactly how widespread the virus is and who has been infected. Whether you are exhibiting symptoms of the Coronavirus or not, we encourage residents to make an appointment and get tested,” DiVincenzo said. “We want to make it as easy as possible for Essex residents to have access to testing. Offering the testing within our vaccination sites centralizes our initiatives and provides even more appointments for people who want to be tested,” he added.

Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Residents age 8 years 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 www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456. They will be required to complete a short questionnaire. When finished, they will be provided with an appointment time and a confirmation number. Residents should bring the confirmation number with them. They are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment.

 

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