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  • How is New Jersey increasing access to COVID-19 testing?

    Last Updated: 07/29/2020
    Expanding access to COVID-19 testing is a core principle of New Jersey's recovery plan for promoting public health and restoring economic health. New Jersey is: increasing diagnostic testing capac...
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  • Is COVID-19 testing free? Where can I get free treatment?

    Last Updated: 07/24/2020
    Free COVID-19 testing is available at many locations across the state. Counties and cities have established free testing sites for local residents. To find a testing site near you, visit covid19.nj...
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  • I was tested for COVID-19. How do I get my results?

    Last Updated: 07/14/2020
    Please follow the instructions from your testing site on how to get your test results. Pharmacies, local testing sites, physician's offices, hospitals, and other testing sites operate independently...
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  • What’s the difference between local testing, pharmacy testing sites, and private testing sites?

    Last Updated: 07/14/2020
    Testing is now available to everyone in New Jersey. It's especially important to get tested if: You are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, ...
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  • Should “contacts of contacts” be tested?

    Last Updated: 06/26/2020
    Being the contact of someone who had close contact with a COVID-19-postive person does not require testing. For example, if you have a coworker whose family member is a confirmed case, you are not ...
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  • Should I get tested for COVID-19 antibodies? Can antibody testing tell whether someone has been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 06/26/2020
    Antibodies are produced by the body to fight infection and can be found in the blood. If a person's blood is found to have antibodies to a particular virus or bacteria, then it is likely they were ...
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  • Should I get tested if I do not have symptoms of COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 06/26/2020
    COVID-19 testing is now available to everyone in New Jersey. It's especially important to get tested if: You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 You are an ess...
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  • Can I get tested for COVID-19 at a commercial laboratory, such as LabCorp or Quest?

    Last Updated: 06/25/2020
    No, you can not get tested for COVID-19 by taking yourself to a commercial laboratory. A commercial laboratory will not perform a COVID-19 test unless they have an order from a health care provider...
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  • How can I get testing or treatment for COVID-19 if I'm uninsured or undocumented? How do I cover health costs associated with COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 06/25/2020
    COVID-19 testing and treatment is available to everyone in New Jersey regardless of their insurance or immigration status. Below you will find resources for free testing and treatment as well as ho...
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  • Is it possible to test if someone had the virus but is cured now?

    Serological tests (tests that look for antibodies specific to a bacteria or virus) are a common diagnostic for other infections and could be developed. A serological test could tell you if you have...
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