Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2020

County of Union to open state’s first County-Run, Drive-Through Testing Center for COVID-19 at Kean University

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with governmental, educational and healthcare partners,  have opened the state’s first County-run, drive-through facility for testing of the COVID-19 virus at Kean University.

The testing center is only for residents of Union County.

If you have a VALID PRESCRIPTION for Covid-19 testing please email COVID19TEST@UCNJ.ORG with the following information:

Your full name, home address, phone number, email address, gender, race, date of birth, photo of your script, the physician’s name, address and phone number and then you may directly go to our Union County Drive-Through Testing Center for COVID-19 at Kean University.

The testing Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. Please note that people with existing appointments will be seen first.

For the safety, health and security of the volunteers at the site, the testing location will not allow patients without vehicles to enter campus, even with a valid prescription and appointment. If you do not have your own transportation, please discuss with your healthcare provider before scheduling an appointment.

Also, if you believe you may have symptoms of COVID-19, there is a self-assessment tool that you should use that has been developed by the State of New Jersey. This tool will assist you to determine what actions you can take to protect you and your loved ones’ health and help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19, and can be accessed at https://self.covid19.nj.gov/

The Union County COVID 19 drive-through facility is being run by the County through a partnership with the Overlook Medical Center (Atlantic Health System) in Summit, the Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ Barnabas Health) in Rahway. The Freeholder Board, County Manager and his staff worked with State Senators Joseph P. Cryan, Nicholas P. Scutari, Governor Phil Murphy’s office, Kean University, and the New Jersey State Department of Health in bringing the facility online.

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