BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County will hold a free coronavirus testing event at Bloomfield College on Thursday, Oct. 15.
The event is part of the county’s ongoing series of COVID-19 testing. Tests are free of charge and open to all Essex County residents.
A test event will take place at Bloomfield College, 225 Liberty Street, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Here’s how it works, according to county officials:
“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.”
In addition to the event in Bloomfield, other upcoming dates include:
Friday, October 9, 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.)
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
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.)
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