Union County Coronavirus Testing Center Moves To 3-Day Schedule

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As the number of coronavirus cases begins to slow down in New Jersey, the free Union County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Center will move to be open only three days a week.

Effective Monday, the site at the Kean University Campus on Morris Avenue in Union Township, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

"As the result of a historic community effort by Union County residents to slow the spread of COVID-19, the number of requests for tests has gone down in recent weeks," Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella explained. "We continue to urge Union County residents, as well as front line emergency and medical workers, to make an appointment at the Test Center if you are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19."

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Despite the number of coronavirus cases declining, freeholders are urging residents to continue to observe precautions against spreading the virus such as wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently.

The Union County testing center is a free service available to Union County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Union County residents with symptoms who wish to be tested should call

First responders and front-line health workers who are experiencing symptoms can also contact the center, regardless of where they live. First responders and front-line health workers can call 908-373-5105.

As of Friday Union County has 15,953 positive coronavirus cases and 1,088 deaths.

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This article originally appeared on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch