ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Mobile Test Unit is continuing to visit local communities to provide free walk-up COVID-19 tests for residents  No car is required, with any resident able to use any of the walk-up sites, regardless of their place of residence. Masks and social distance are required at all times.

“Testing has been a cornerstone of our ability to prevent the virus from spreading,” said Board of Chosen Freeholders 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.”

The following municipalities are scheduled for September and October and, of note, the Mobile Test Unit will use the new saliva test at these locations:

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  • Rahway, September 24, 4 - 7 p.m. American Legion, 581 Maple Avenue.
  • Scotch Plains, September 29, 4 - 7 p.m. Southside Firehouse, 1920 Raritan Road.
  • Scotch Plains, October 6, 3 - 6 p.m. Southside Firehouse, 1920 Raritan Road.
  • Roselle, October 24, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location - TBD.

For more details and to view the most recent schedule, visit ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations 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.

The Union County Drive-Through Test Center also continues to provide free tests for all Union County residents, and for first responders and front line medical workers regardless of their residence.

As of Monday, September 28, the Drive-Through Test Center will be open on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Together, the Drive-Through Test Center and the Mobile Test Unit have conducted well over 42,000 COVID-19 tests since March.