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For Immediate Release: January 11, 2021

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

Saliva tests to be offered in Linden and Plainfield

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 11, 2021

Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419

Katherine Soares, 908-527-4019

 

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

Saliva tests to be offered in Linden and Plainfield

UNION COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners 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 January. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

 “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 Board of Commissioners 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 January (note: the Mobile Test Unit will administer the saliva test at all locations):

  • Linden – January 12, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wheeler Park, 234 Stimpson Avenue
  • Plainfield – January 14, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Milt Campbell Field, East 3rd Street

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 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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