Essex County will be holding free testing for COVID-19 at the Verona Community Center on Tuesday, June 30, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The test being given is a molecular diagnostic test, which involves spitting into a test tube. It tests for an active viral infection at the time of testing and is considered the most accurate. It takes less than 15 minutes to do the test and you remain in your car the whole time. Anyone taking the COVID-19 saliva test should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival.
Testing is by appointment only and to make an appointment, visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-324-9950. Essex County residents age 13 and older with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested.