The Union County Freeholders COVID Response Team is conducting a text message survey of Union County residents who have received free COVID-19 tests at the County’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center and the Mobile COVID-19 Test Unit. First responders and front-line health workers who work in New Jersey are also eligible to receive free tests regardless of residence, and are included in the survey.
The Test Center and Mobile Test Unit are initiatives of the Freeholder Board in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Test Center is the first County-based facility of its kind in New Jersey. It has conducted well over 40,000 COVID-19 tests since opening at the Kean University campus in Union Township on March 23.
The Mobile Test Unit travels to various locations in Union County and has conducted more than 2,000 tests for senior residences and other at-risk population groups on a walk-up basis, with no car required. The Mobile Test Unit is also available to the general public on a walk-up basis.
“If you receive a text message from the Union County Freeholders COVID Response Team regarding the survey, please take a moment to answer a few brief questions,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Your answers will help us ensure that these free services continue to play an instrumental role in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.”
The survey is an official program of the Union County Division of Health in the Department of Public Safety, conducted by staff under the title, “Union County Freeholders COVID Response Team.” All responses are completely confidential.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and a list of locations for walk-up tests, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.
For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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