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I was turned away from the public testing location. Why?

You must meet the following criteria to be tested for COVID-19 at a Community Testing site.

To get tested at a Community Testing site, you must:

  1. be a New Jersey Resident
  2. be experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness including, but not limited to:
  • Cough
  • Fever (at or above 99.6°F)
  • Shortness of breath

If you do not meet these criteria, you will not be tested.

Mildly ill patients are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management.

Patients who have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately. Older patients and individuals who have underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their physician if experiencing any symptoms.

Community Testing Sites will open at 8:00am each morning and continue operation as long as testing supplies are available.

NOTE: Starting Sunday, March 29, the Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center testing centers sites will open on a staggered schedule, which can be found here.

Each day these sites are open, they will be able to test 500 people starting at 8 a.m.

We are taking this extraordinary step to preserve the health and safety of the tremendous women and men working these sites.

Starting Saturday, April 4, every Saturday the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders -- police, fire, and EMS -- with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.

Updated/Reviewed: 3/30/20

Source: https://www.nj211.org/coronavirus-covid-19