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How To Get Tested For COVID-19 In New Jersey

Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey.

Our first responders and health care workers are saving lives every day – and so can you.

Do your part to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community by getting tested for COVID-19.

You could have COVID-19 and not even know it. Find out if you have COVID-19 at any of the 250+ testing sites across New Jersey.

It's quick and easy. You don't need insurance and free testing is available. Anyone who wants a test, can now get one.

It's especially important to get tested if:

  1. You are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, shivering, headache, or new loss of taste or smell)
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  3. You are an essential worker (health care worker, first responder, food service worker, or transit worker)
  4. You were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain
  5. You recently travelled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates

Below, you can locate a testing site near you, learn how to get tested, and find key information about New Jersey's testing program and related resources.

  • Get Tested For COVID-19

    Learn about the testing sites nearest you, their hours, and their requirements to get tested.

  • Symptom Checker

    Use this self-assessment tool to help find out what you should do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • About Contact Tracing

    Learn more about contact tracing, how it relates to testing, and how the two can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Additional Information

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  • What do I need to bring to get tested at a community testing site? What should I expect when I’m there?

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  • Should “contacts of contacts” be tested?

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  • Why was I turned away from a public testing location?

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