Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2020

Union County Conducts Door-to-Door Outreach/Survey On Free COVID-19 Test Services

The Union County Freeholders COVID Response Team is conducting a door-to-door 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. 

The response team will be going door-to-door Monday through Friday throughout the County starting tomorrow(August 27th), between the hours of 3-8 p.m. The response team will wear masks, and observe appropriate social distancing protocol. The workers will also be wearing lanyards with identification, and later on, t-shirts with the Union County Covid-19 Test Center logo. The 7-question survey takes about 3-5 minutes. Once the team has finished surveying those who have been tested through Union County, it will conduct door-to-door outreach to the general public.

“If someone knocks on your door from the Union County Freeholders COVID Response Team regarding the survey, we urge you to please take a moment to answer the questions,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Your answers will be confidential and will assist us in better serving you and getting you any governmental resources you may need. Your responses will also ultimately help us in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.”

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 44,000 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 3,000 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.

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.

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