CHATHAM, NJ - Some said they were curious, others wanted to make sure they weren't contagious before they went back to work and others wanted to know if they had antibodies in their blood.

Whatever the reason, Chatham residents showed up in large numbers for the free Coronavirus testing offered Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building Parking Lot in the township.

There were 67 people signed up in the first 30 minutes and the numbers grew to 367 around 5 p.m., with more lined up after them.

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Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Tracy Ness and township committee member Stacey Ewald helped organize the event through Rev. A. Craig Dunn of the First Baptist Church in Madison. 

"I went to one they had in Madison to experience it," Ness said. "There were 578 people three weeks ago in Madison and 328 who got tested last week in Madison. This is through Tri-Town Cares and is funded by the Cares Act."

Tests results are expected back in four days.