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Quakerbridge Mall Drive-Up COVID-19 Test Site to Open on Tuesday


An appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 will open Tuesday, March 31, at Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrence, according to Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.


The drive-up center will be open weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm by appointment only for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider. Residents with COVID-19 symptoms who want to be tested must first contact a physician. No one will be tested without a physician’s order.

Somerset County officials are working on identifying a similar type of testing center in Somerset County and should have an announcement soon.


The Mercer County testing center is a collaborative effort between the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, Capital Health System, St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, and the Trenton Health Team. An additional site in Trenton is expected to open in coming weeks.


NJ Testing Centers


In partnership with FEMA, New Jersey has opened two community-based testing sites for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness.


In order to be eligible for these testing sites, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath.

In addition, several New Jersey counties are offering public COVID-19 testing to their own residents.


The Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center testing centers sites will open every other day on a staggered schedule, which can be found here. Meaning on Sunday, March 29, ONLY the testing site at Bergen County College will be open, and on Monday, March 30, ONLY the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be open, and so on.


Each day these sites are open, they will be able to test 500 people starting at 8 am.


Starting Saturday, April 4, every Saturday the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders -- police, fire, and EMS — with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.


Here’s how people can help:


1) Stay home!  This is the most important thing — even if you don’t feel ill or have symptoms.  Staying home helps prevent you and your family from getting sick.


2) Call your doctor for medical advice if you feel ill.  Most doctors are offering virtual visits via phone or computer to take care of you and determine if treatment is needed.


3) Don’t seek testing — unless recommended by your doctor so those who need tests can get them.


For more information, visit self.covid19.nj.gov

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