Gov. Murphy: Bergen, PNC COVID-19 testing sites remain for symptomatic residents only

Gov. Phil Murphy says that two COVID-19 testing facilities that New Jersey operates with the federal government will remain for symptomatic New Jersey residents only.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 6:30 PM

Updated 1,458 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says that two COVID-19 testing facilities that New Jersey operates with the federal government will remain for symptomatic New Jersey residents only.
Murphy made the announcement at Wednesday’s COVID-19 media briefing after the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office said that the centers in Monmouth and Bergen counties will no longer require that state residents have symptoms in order to get tested.
The governor says that restriction to only test symptomatic patients is a decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Murphy said that the state would need to obtain a waiver to change rules otherwise.
The state operates the drive-through facilities with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. One is at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel in Monmouth County. The other is at Bergen Community College in Paramus.
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The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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