Saliva tests to be offered in Berkeley Heights and Plainfield
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs all residents of upcoming dates for Union County’s COVID-19 mobile testing program. The Union County Mobile Test Unit has scheduled additional visits to local communities to provide free COVID-19 saliva tests for residents during the month of March. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.
“Testing has been a cornerstone in our fight against COVID-19 and we encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient service,” said Union County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Even if you have no symptoms of illness, it is important to get tested if you feel that you may have been exposed to the virus by someone else, or are at risk of exposing others.”
Any County resident can use any of the walk-up sites. No appointment is required, though residents may not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to testing. Results will be available within 72 hours. Masks and social distance are required at all times.
The following municipalities are scheduled for March (note: the Mobile Test Unit will administer the saliva test at all locations):
- Berkeley Heights – March 17, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Grove at Connell Corporate Park, 100-200 Connell Drive
- Plainfield – March 18, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Plainfield Performing Arts Center (PPAC), 724 Park Avenue
Residents are urged to continue observing precautions against spreading the virus, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands frequently.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and a list of locations for walk-up tests, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.
For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance