Free COVID Testing In Cedar Grove, West Orange, Newark

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As COVID-19 positivity rates continue to soar in Essex County, the county has released a new schedule of free coronavirus testing. All tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge, but you must make an appointment at www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Upcoming testing locations are:

  • Saturday, December 12, 9 a.m. to Noon, Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Commuter Parking Deck next to Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
  • Monday, December 14, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Commuter Parking Deck next to Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
  • Tuesday, December 15, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Essex County Hall of Records Complex, Employee Parking Deck, 50 West Market Street, Newark
  • Wednesday, December 16, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove
  • Thursday, December 17, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove
  • Friday, December 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Essex County Hall of Records Complex, Employee Parking Deck, 50 West Market Street, Newark
  • Saturday, December 19, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon, Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Commuter Parking Deck next to Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

As of Friday, December 11, Essex County has had 40,110 positive cases of COVID-19 and 2,058 deaths. Verona is now at 358 positives, up 19% from the start of the month, and 15 deaths, which puts COVID-19 on track to be the third leading cause of death in Verona this year.

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.

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