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Why was I turned away from a public testing location?

Last Updated: 05/08/2020

To get tested at one of the two state-wide community-based testing sites, you must be a New Jersey resident.

At this time, testing is prioritized for individuals who are experiencing CDC-recognized symptoms of COVID-19, health care workers and first responders, personnel in congregate living settings, and those who have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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.

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.

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.