Newark Motor Vehicle Center Closing; Worker Tests For COVID-19

Eric Kiefer

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) announced that the Newark Regional/Licensing Center is closing due to a single employee testing positive for the coronavirus at each location.

According to the NJMVC, the Newark Regional/Licensing Center will be closed until Thursday, Dec. 31.

The employee who tested positive was last in the Newark facility on Wednesday, officials said.

In total, twelve MVC Centers currently are closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. These centers are scheduled to reopen on the following dates:

  • Freehold Licensing Center – Monday, Dec. 21

  • Toms River Licensing Center – Tuesday, Dec. 22

  • Bayonne Licensing Center – Wednesday, Dec. 23

  • Wallington Vehicle Center – Wednesday, Dec. 23

  • Edison Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 24

  • Wayne Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 24

  • Paterson Regional/Licensing Center – Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Vineland Licensing Center – Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Turnersville Vehicle Center – Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Jersey City Vehicle Center – Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Somerville Vehicle Center – Saturday, Dec. 26

  • Newark Regional/Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31

All MVC facilities closed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday due to inclement weather conditions ahead of the state of emergency declared by Governor Murphy in response to the winter storm.

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NJMVC officials offered the following reminders on Wednesday:

  • All MVC Vehicle Centers are now open by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed at Vehicle Centers.

  • MVC Licensing Centers still accept walk-in customers for select transactions, like new licenses, permits, or non-driver IDs. Other transactions at Licensing Centers require an appointment.

  • All appointments are scheduled at Appointments are added each day, on a rolling 30-day basis.

  • Any appointments that are canceled due to a COVID-19 closure must be rescheduled at the website. Customers are notified by email when their appointment has been canceled.

  • Customers should always log on to to check the status of locations before visiting any MVC facility

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This article originally appeared on the Newark Patch