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NJ DOH to Open COVID-19 Test Site in Plainfield

Rapid and PCR tests will be available beginning Tuesday, January 18.

Union County, NJ – January 16, 2022 – The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises Union County residents that the New Jersey Department of Health is opening a free COVID-19 testing clinic in the City of Plainfield beginning on Tuesday, January 18. The clinic will be administered by the firm Vault Health.

“We continue to work with our partners at the New Jersey Department of Health to ensure that COVID-19 testing is available to everyone who needs a test,” said Commissioner Board Chair Rebecca Williams. “We also continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, as the most effective way to prevent serious illness, long term health impacts, or death from infection with this deadly virus.”

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve remained committed to providing the tools needed for our residents to fight back as effectively as possible,” said Mayor Adrian O. Mapp. “This testing site is one more resource for our residents and will augment the testing already taking place in various other parts of the city and alleviate the long lines and long wait times for results.  During times of crisis, we must be flexible and utilize our assets.  Using the Plainfield Performing Arts Center as a testing site is just one example of creatively finding solutions for our community and providing easy access to our residents. I continue to encourage our residents to get vaccinated and, if already vaccinated, get the booster.  This is the most effective way of fighting the virus if you contract it. We are grateful for the partnership of The Union County Board of Commissioners, the New Jersey Department of Health, and Vault Health, whose collaboration made this possible.”

Both the rapid and PCR tests will be available at the Plainfield site, located at the Plainfield Performing Arts Center at 724 Park Ave in Plainfield.

The Plainfield testing site will be open beginning on Tuesday, January 18, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It will continue every weekday until further notice, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm., and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The PCR test will be a saliva test, with results available in 24 – 48 hours. The rapid test will be a nasal test and results will be available in 15 minutes.

Online registration is required separately for each test. Please visit the Union County website at  ucnj.org/testing for links to the Vault Health registration system, and for information about all free COVID-19 testing services offered by Union County.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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