Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2020

Union County Announces Closings, Cancellations and Service Changes due to Impending Storm

Kean University COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Center, Paratransit and Meals on Wheels food delivery to be affected

Union County, NJ – The County of Union has cancelled and adjusted the following programs and services due to the impending winter storm:

*The COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Center at Kean University will be closed on Thursday, December 17th.  All appointments for that day have been moved to Friday, December 18th, and the drive-thru test center will be open that day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Event scheduled for December 17th in Berkeley Heights from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.

*All Union County Paratransit service will not run on Thursday, December 17th. Paratransit service, including the Route 22 shuttle, will run until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16th and resume Friday, December 18th.

*The Meals on Wheels program will not deliver meals on Thursday, December 17th. Meal delivery will be doubled on Wednesday, December 16th.

*Individuals who are in need of shelter during or just prior to the storm can call the Division of Social Services 908-965-2700 and transportation will be arranged as needed.

For updates on Union County services and events during the winter storm, please visit

www.ucnj.org.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, 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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