New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday that the two statewide COVID-19 testing sites lat Bergen Community College and the PNC Bank Arts Center will expand access to testing starting Sunday.
The two testing locations, which are run in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be open to asymptomatic New Jersey residents. In addition to continuing testing for symptomatic residents, testing at the two sites will be prioritized for asymptomatic health care workers and first responders, personnel in congregate living settings, and New Jersey residents who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Expanded testing will begin on Sunday, May 10, at Bergen Community College at 8 a.m. and Monday, May 11, at PNC Bank Arts Center at 8 a.m. (the two sites alternate days). Officials said asymptomatic New Jersey residents should attempt to seek guidance from a health care provider first if possible efore accessing testing.
“Expanding access to testing is one of our key principles for getting New Jersey firmly on the road back to restart and recovery,” Murphy said. “By building out our testing capacity, we can instill confidence among our residents that we are in front of the response and winning the fight against COVID-19.”
For more information on COVID-19 testing locations and resources, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/.