CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Will there be a COVID-19 testing site in Cedar Grove? That was a question residents were asking when some noticed activity at the parking lot of the Essex County Department of Public Works building on Saturday. As of right now, the answer is no.
Posts on Facebook community pages reported seeing Essex County Sheriff’s Department vehicles with lights on, a tent set up in the parking lot, and traffic cones in place prompting people to assume a testing site was being set up. A short ride by the facility on Sunday showed the same setup in place.
TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove reached out to both the township and the county to find out if a testing site was being established. According to Township Manager Tom Tucci, the Essex County DPW building site in Cedar Grove was being considered for a county-run testing site. However, as of Sunday morning he was informed by the county that the plan to use the Bradford Avenue site had been canceled.
A representative from Essex County said multiple sites were under consideration for drive-thru testing centers but Cedar Grove is no longer being considered. The county will be releasing information on testing sites when things are confirmed.
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