Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2020

County Announces Additional Dates for Free COVID-19 Mobile Unit Testing for December

Holiday Schedule for Kean COVID-19 Drive-In Testing Site Also Announced

 

UNION COUNTY – The Freeholder Board informs all residents of upcoming dates and schedule changes for Union County’s COVID-19 testing program. The Union County Mobile Test Unit has scheduled additional visits to local communities to provide free COVID-19 saliva tests for residents during the month of December. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

Also, the Kean University COVID-19 Drive-In Testing site will operate Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the weeks of December 21st and December 28th during the Holidays.

“Testing has been a cornerstone in our fight against COVID-19 and we encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient service,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Even if you have no symptoms of illness, it is important to get tested if you feel that you may have been exposed to the virus by someone else, or are at risk of exposing others.”

Any County resident can use any of the walk-up sites. Masks and social distance are required at all times.

The following municipalities are scheduled for December (note: the Mobile Test Unit will administer the saliva test at all of these locations):

  • Mountainside – December 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountainside Fire Station, 210 New Providence Road
  • Plainfield – December 10, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Milt Campbell Field, East 3rd Street
  • Hillside – December 12, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conant Park, 320 Conant Street
  • Rahway – December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church. 809  East Hazelwood Avenue
  • Fanwood – December 15, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fanwood Train Station, 256 South Avenue
  • Berkeley Heights – December 17, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Church of the Little Flower, 110 Roosevelt Avenue

For more details and to view the most updated schedule online visit ucnj.org/walkup, or call 908-214-7107 for assistance.

The Mobile Test Unit is available on request to visit local communities to provide tests for the general public. The Mobile Test Unit also visits locations such as senior residence buildings to provide on-site testing for vulnerable populations and other groups.

Municipal governments, non-profit organizations and community groups can request a visit by calling the Union County Office of Emergency Management at 908-654-9881.

Residents are urged to continue observing precautions against spreading the virus, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently.

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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