LIVINGSTON, NJ — St. Philomena's Church, located at 386 South Livingston Avenue, in Livingston will once again serve as a location for Essex County’s mobile COVID-19 testing site on Sept. 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Testing is free to all Essex County residents, and no insurance in required.

Residents 13 years and older are encouraged to get tested regardless of whether they are exhibiting symptoms. Residents who were tested 14 or more days earlier are also encouraged to get re-tested, even if they previously received negative test results or are asymptomatic.

The Livingston site is being opened on Sept. 3 as part of Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.’s initiative to expand COVID-19 testing by including satellite sites throughout Essex County in addition to continuing to operate its drive-through testing center in Weequahic Park, which remains open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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“Unfortunately, Essex County leads the state in the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus,” said DiVincenzo. “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.”

All residents must make an appointment in order to be tested for COVID-19. Those being saliva tested should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to their arrival at the testing site.

CLICK HERE to make an appointment.

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