County COVID-19 Test Center to Operate as Walk-Up Only Starting July 19

Former drive-up test service now operating on a walk-up basis; appointments are still required

The Union County Board of County Commissioners announces that starting Monday, July 19 the Union County COVID-19 Test Center located at Kean University will operate on a walk-up only basis at Downs Hall at Kean University. Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can do so by visiting Downs Hall on the Kean University campus, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township.  (Note: Walk-up means that you must park your car and walk into the building for testing – it is not drive up or drive through.  It is also not walk-in, so you will need an appointment.  Please see details below.)

The walk-up service makes it easy and convenient for residents to get tested. Book an appointment online at or call 908-214-7107, then walk, bike, take mass transit, or drive to Kean University. Those arriving by car can park on campus free of charge.

Testing will now be walk-up only at Downs Hall. Individuals with an appointment to be tested will have to enter the building and will be guided through the test process that consists of a self-administered nasal swab. The nasal swab provides results for the COVID-19 virus, Influenza A, and Influenza B, all on the same swab.

The hours of operation for the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University are:

Monday:   8 – 11:30 AM

Thursday:  8 – 11:30 AM

Testing is available to all Union County residents who wish to be tested, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. It is free of charge, regardless of whether you have insurance or not.

It is also available to all first responders and frontline health workers who are asymptomatic and that work in Union County, regardless of their residence.

Testing is also available to first responders and frontline health workers who live and work outside the County, but reside in New Jersey.


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