County COVID-19 Testing Coming To Bloomfield, N. Caldwell

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Essex County will bring its free testing for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to Bloomfield on Tuesday, August 4, and to North Caldwell on Thursday, August 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. on both days.

The Bloomfield testing location is Bloomfield Town Hall municipal parking lot and the North Caldwell location is Fireman’s Field Parking Lot, 131 Gould Avenue.

To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. The regular Weequahic Park testing site will again be held on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. 

“Unfortunately, Essex County leads the state in the number of deaths caused by the Coronavirus,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. in announcing the new dates. “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.”

Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Residents age 13 and older are welcome to get tested. Residents are encouraged to get retested if they have taken the swab or saliva tests 14 days ago or more and have received negative test results. Testing is provided free of charge; health insurance is not required.

To make an appointment, residents should visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456. They will be required to complete a short questionnaire. When finished, they will be provided with an appointment time and a confirmation number. Residents should bring the confirmation number with them. They are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment. Residents taking the COVID-19 saliva test should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival.

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