WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County’s drive through COVID-19 testing site at William Paterson University, is again reducing the number of days they are open from four to three. According to County Administrator Anthony DeNova, this is a positive thing.

Starting this week, the site will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., based on test kit availability.

DeNova told TAPinto Wayne that in the first few weeks of testing, the site had to turn people away due to high volume. “Now we see that demand leveling off,” he said.

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Impressed with the level of efficiency the volunteers have achieved, he added: “We can also test as many people in three days as we were doing in five." 

By reducing operating hours, the site can save on Personal Protective Equipment, as well as allow dedicated volunteers additional downtime to reduce burnout. DeNova believes this will help to keep the site operating longer.

If you want to learn more about the amazing volunteers who keep this essential test site open, here are a few articles:

Volunteers at the Passaic County Testing Facility Are the “Real Heroes”

Fighting a Pandemic with The Volunteer Spirit: Profiles of True Heroes

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