SOUTH BRUNSWICK – This Friday, April 10, Middlesex County officials, in partnership with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in South Brunswick.
The site opens at 10 a.m. on April 10 at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Inspection Station, 2236 Route 130 North, Dayton section of South Brunswick.
The hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be observed on April 10, 13 and 15.
The Edison test site will not be open on the same days as South Brunswick site. Edison will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 17, 20 and 22.
Those wishing to be tested will be required to make an appointment and meet a set of criteria. Those wishing to make an appointment can begin doing so at 10 a.m. the day before their desired test day. Residents wishing to make an appointment should visit Middlesexcountynj.gov/COVID19testing to register and receive a time to report to the testing site.
If the resident does not have access to the internet or having connectivity problems, they are instructed to call 732-745-3100 to make an appointment (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Appointments will only be made the day prior to a testing day, except for the April 13 test day; booking for the April 13 testing day will take place on April 11 at 10 a.m. due to the Easter holiday.
“The COVID-19 testing site in Edison has been a success, giving hundreds of our residents access to the COVID-19 testing they need which, in turn, helps our professionals track the spread of the disease. To give residents in municipalities further south in our County access to a drive-thru site, we are opting to add an additional county-run testing site in South Brunswick. I would like to thank all those that have been involved in setting up the Edison site and moving the operation to South Brunswick,” Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said in a prepared statement.
“My colleagues and I would like to commend the efforts and hard work of Middlesex County officials who have been working tirelessly for our residents. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the county by aiding them in bringing this testing site to South Brunswick to allow residents in our municipality and surrounding municipalities gain access to testing. This testing is vital in aiding efforts in mitigating the spread of the disease,” South Brunswick Mayor Charles Carley said in the statement.
CRITERIA FOR TESTING
To receive testing, you must be a Middlesex County resident. Proof of residency is required including, but not limited to: a valid driver’s license; state issued identification; or two pieces of mail including utility bills, bank statements, or similar documentation with name and address).
Make an appointment online or via phone.
Must have a valid doctor’s prescription or be exhibiting symptoms which include: fever 100.4 degrees or higher (99.6 degrees for people 65 years and older); respiratory symptoms; and/or shortness of breath.
Middlesex County residents who have symptoms and would like to be tested should visit Middlesexcountynj.gov/COVID19testing to register and receive a time to report to the testing site. Registrants must bring the completed registration form and proof of residency including, but not limited to: a valid driver’s license; state issued identification; or two pieces of mail including utility bills, bank statements, or similar documentation with name and address, to the testing site.
If the person is not a Middlesex County resident, does not have a scheduled appointment, or does not have symptoms, they will not receive testing.
TEST KITS AND RESULTS
The county has been working with the State of New Jersey, as well as a number of private labs, to secure the number of test kits needed to sustain a testing center. The collected specimens will be sent to one of the approved laboratories, and results will be reported within 2-5 business days.
RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION
Residents can visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/COVID-19 or call 2-1-1 for information about the testing site, as well as call the Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 732-745-3100.
If residents have questions about COVID-19, call 2-1-1 or the 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-962-1252 or 1-800-222-1222, or text NJCOVID to 898-211. Or, text a zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance.
If individuals are feeling stressed or overwhelmed about COVID-19, call the New Jersey Department of Human Services toll free “warm line” at 877-294-HELP (4357); TTY 877-294-4356.