MONTCLAIR, NJ — Essex County will be continuing its series of free coronavirus test events in Montclair on Tuesday, July 21.
County officials will hold COVID-19 testing from 4 to 6 p.m. at the George Innes Annex, 141 Park Street in Montclair as part of its ongoing satellite events, which began at Weequahic Park in Newark.
The July 21 event in Montclair is by appointment only. It’s open to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, visit www.EssexCovid.org, or call 973-877-8456.
Here’s how it works, officials said:
“Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Residents age 13 and older are welcome to get tested. Residents are encouraged to get retested if they have taken the swab or saliva tests 14 days ago or more and have received negative test results. Testing is provided free of charge; health insurance is not required. To make an appointment, residents should visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456. They will be required to complete a short questionnaire. When finished, they will be provided with an appointment time and a confirmation number. Residents should bring the confirmation number with them. They are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment. Residents taking the COVID-19 saliva test should not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival.”
The county will also be holding test events at the following dates/locations, with more planned:
Thursday, July 23, 4 to 6 p.m., Essex County Economic Development Center, 50 South Clinton Street, East Orange (Enter employee parking lot on South Burnett Street)
Tuesday, July 28, 4 to 6 p.m., Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark (parking lot next to the Athletic Building on West Market Street)
Thursday, July 30, 4 to 6 p.m., Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Cherry Lane, West Orange (Archery Field on Cherry Lane across from McLoone’s Restaurant)
“Unfortunately, Essex County leads the state in the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said Monday.
“Our fight against this deadly disease is far from over and we must remain vigilant and aggressive to combat it,” DiVincenzo said. “Testing is a critical tool that will tell us exactly how widespread the virus is and who has been infected. Whether you are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus or not, we encourage residents to make an appointment and get tested.”
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