Essex County will hold free coronavirus testing in Orange, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and Newark this week. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.
The testing locations are:
- Tuesday, October 13, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Matthew AME Church, 336 Oakwood Avenue, Orange
- Wednesday, October 14, 4 to 6 p.m., Glen Ridge Country Club, 555 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge
- Thursday, October 15, 4 to 6 p.m., Bloomfield College, 225 Liberty Street, Bloomfield
- Friday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Essex County Weequahic Park, Meeker Avenue entrance, Newark (Walk up appointments are available at this location.)
Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Residents age 8 years 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.