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Lines stretch out at Wall Township COVID-19 testing site ahead of Christmas holiday

One such line formed at City MD in Wall Township ahead of its 8 a.m. opening time. It was one of the few walk-in rapid test clinics that did not need an appointment as it was a first come, first serve location.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2021, 1:00 PM

Updated 910 days ago

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New Jersey residents formed long lines Tuesday to get tested for COVID-19 ahead of the Christmas.
One such line formed at City MD in Wall Township ahead of its 8 a.m. opening time. It was one of the few walk-in rapid test clinics that did not need an appointment as it was a first come, first serve location.
About 20 residents lined up in the cold an hour ahead of time.
Last time News 12 New Jersey was in the area a year ago, lines with more than 100 wrapped around the strip mall. However as recently as October, one could walk in, wait a few minutes and get a rapid test. And two weeks ago, there was a 90-minute wait.
Also, the appointments at CVS area-pharmacies are all booked through the weekend.
The Ocean County Health Department drive-thru testing site at Ocean County College is booked until Dec. 29.
At-home kits are also scarce at area pharmacies.
Monday was the fifth day in a row in which the New Jersey Health Department reported more than 6,000 positive cases, which were numbers not seen since January.
However, hospitalizations remain well below a year ago at around 1,900 - that's almost half of what they were in December of 2020.
Dan Regenye, from the Ocean County Health Department tells told News 12 New Jersey, "Anyone concerned about having COVID should get tested. If they are symptomatic, definitely. If they were exposed to a confirmed case, it would not hurt to get tested between 5 to 7 days after exposure."
COVID-19 TESTING LOCATIONS
Free Public Testing Locations by County
This list may not include all free testing sites. Please note that hours and restrictions at these testing sites may change on short notice.
BERGEN COUNTY
Hackensack High School
135 1st Street, Hackensack
Monday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hackensack Middle School
360 Union St, Hackensack
Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Jackson Ave School
421 Jackson Ave, Hackensack
Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
C-Town
154 State St, Hackensack
Tuesday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hackensack Civic Center
65 Central Ave, Hackensack
Thursday, Dec. 23 and 30th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
BURLINGTON COUNTY
Willingboro Town Center
4390 Rt. 130 North, Willingboro
Monday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 23,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open to all those who live, work, or go to school in Burlington County. Walk ups are welcome; appointments are encouraged:  https://burlingtoncountytesting.org
CAMDEN COUNTY
Camden County Community College Vaccination Hub
200 College Drive, Blackwood
Dec. 20, 21, 22, 27, and 28 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Complete Care
1200 N High St, Millville
Monday, Tuesdays Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vineland Health Department
103 S 6th St, Vineland
Monday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At-Home Testing: Free at-home saliva tests are available to residents of Cumberland County and essential workers in the county. This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail. Request your free saliva test online
ESSEX COUNTY
Kmart
235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Essex County College
177 West Market Street, Newark
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sears Building
112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corp.
346 16th Avenue, Irvington
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dec 20
Ridge Street School
735 Ridge Street, Newark
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dec 20
Night at the Movies
360-394 Springfield Avenue, Newark
Dec. 21, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Union Avenue School
427 Union Ave, Irvington
Dec. 22, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Irvington High School
1253 Clinton Avenue, Irvington
Dec. 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Matthews AME Church
Oakwood Ave, Orange
Dec. 23, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Most Worshipful
Garden State Grand Lodge, Irvington
Dec. 23, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center
394 University Ave, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Newark Community Health Center
741 Broadway, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Newark Community Health Center
101 Ludlow Street, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Newark Community Health Center
155 Jefferson St, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Newark Community Health Center
92 Ferry Street, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Branch Brook Park
7th Ave & Clifton Ave, Newark
Tuesday to Saturday, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Waterfront
2 Grafton Ave, Newark
Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lincoln Park
Broad Street/Lincoln Park, Newark
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*Newark Residents Only*
Ann Street School
30 Ann St, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Newark Residents Only*
Willing Heart Community Center
555 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Newark Residents Only*
St. James Health
228 Lafayette St, Newark
Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 .pm.
*Appointments Only*
St. James Medical
332 S 8th St, Newark
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 .pm.
Newark Schools Stadium
541 Roseville Ave, Newark
Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 .pm.
Salerno Medical Associates
346 Roseville Ave, Newark
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 .pm.
University Hospital
150 Bergen St, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Ave, Newark
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
HUDSON COUNTY
645 Kearney Ave, Kearney
Dec. 20, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dec. 21, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dec. 23, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
973-587-6700
Jersey City Public Safety Headquarters
465 Marin Blvd., Jersey City
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
The West Side Partners
754 West Side Ave, Jersey City
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
The New Journal Square SID
10 Journal Square Plz., Jersey City
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
Central Avenue Special Improvement District
232 Central Ave., Jersey City
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
Downtown Special Improvement District
332 Barrow St, Jersey City
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
South Hudson Civic Association
546 West Side Ave., Jersey City
Monday through Friday, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
McGinley Square Plaza
Mercer Street and Bergen Ave., Jersey City
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
Bethune Center
140 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
Astor Community Garden and Neighborhood Association
103 Astor Place, Jersey City
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
Hudson Medical Plaza, Hudson Mall
701 Rt. 440, Jersey City
Tuesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
*Testing is available for Jersey City residents*
Monroe Gardens
221 Jackson St. (Hoboken Housing Authority, community room), Hoboken
Thursday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
*Hoboken and Hudson County residents; Hoboken business employees. No appointment needed, testing provided on a first-come, first-serve basis*
Riverside Medical Group
609 Washington Street, Hoboken
Monday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*Hoboken residents and Hoboken business employees. Appointments (Required)*: https://hobokennj.gov/riverside
Hoboken Medicine Men Pharmacy Compounding
601 Jackson St, Hoboken
Monday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Friday (605 Jackson St), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
*Hoboken residents and Hoboken business employees. Appointments (Required)*: https://www.hobokennj.gov/medicineman
Prompt MD
601 Jackson Street, Hoboken
Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Hoboken residents and Hoboken business employees. Appointments (Required)*: http://www.hobokennj.gov/promptmd
Bespoke Health
124 Grand Street/Multi-Service Center gymnasium, Hoboken
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 12 pm - 8 p.m.
*Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees, Hoboken students. Appointments (Required)*: https://www.bespokehealthco.com/hoboken
Route 440 (Near Dunkin' Donuts)
725 Route 440, Jersey City
Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
*Jersey City Residents or Business Employees*
James J. Bradock Park Site
James J. Braddock Park, North Bergen
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Union City Testing Site
36th St, Union City
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Testing is available for local residents*
Bayonne Community Museum
229 Broadway, Bayonne
Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
HUNTERDON COUNTY
Hunterdon Medical Group
Route 31/Walter Foran Blvd
Monday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Anyone who lives or works in Hunterdon County. At-Home Testing: Free at-home saliva tests are available to all residents of Hunterdon County and those who work in the county. This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail. Request your free saliva test online.
MERCER COUNTY
At-Home Testing. Mercer County residents, first responders, and health care workers can request a free saliva collection test for COVID-19 test at mercercares.org. This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
1 Ericsson Drive, Piscataway
Wednesday.
Appointments required. Make an appointment online or by calling 732-745-3100. Saliva test. Please do NOT eat, drink, smoke, vape or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to testing.
MONMOUTH COUNTY
Freehold Fire House,
Freehold
Wednesday, Dec 22. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
OCEAN COUNTY
Ocean County College
1 College Drive, Toms River
Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schedule an appointment online or call 732-341-9700
PASSAIC COUNTY
Paterson Division of Health
176 Broadway, Paterson
Monday - Wednesday, Dec. 20 - 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Paterson residents*
C-Town
Madison Ave, Paterson
Monday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Paterson residents*
Madison Ave. Firehouse
Madison Ave., Paterson
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Paterson residents*
C- Town
20th Ave, Paterson
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Paterson residents* Where can I get free, public COVID-19 testing or treatment?: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/testing-and-treatment/where-can-i-get-free-public-covid-19-testing-or-treatment
Medrite
154 Main Ave, Passaic
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Paterson residents*
Passaic County Department of Health Services
930 Riverview Drive, Totowa
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*Passaic County Residents*
SOMERSET COUNTY
Bernards Township Health Department
289 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUSSEX COUNTY
At-Home Testing. Free at-home saliva tests are available to residents of Sussex County. This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail. Request your free saliva test online.
UNION COUNTY
Kean University (Downs Hall)
1000 Morris Ave, Union
Monday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Gerry B. Green Building
200 West Second St, Plainfield
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WARREN COUNTY
At-Home Testing. Free at-home saliva tests are available to all residents of Warren County. This test is performed at home through a video telehealth visit and submitted through the mail. Request your free saliva test online.


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