How To Get Tested For COVID-19 In New Jersey
Testing is available to all New Jerseyans.
You could have COVID-19 and not even know it. Protect yourself and save the lives of your loved ones and neighbors by getting tested.
Find out if you have COVID-19 so you can prevent the spread of this disease.
You should get tested if:
- You are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, shivering, headache, or new loss of taste or smell)
- You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
- You are an essential worker (health care worker, first responder, food service worker, or transit worker)
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.
Should I get tested for COVID-19 antibodies? Can antibody testing tell whether someone has been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19?
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 ...Learn More
What’s the difference between community-based testing, local testing, pharmacy testing sites, and private testing sites?
COMMUNITY-BASED TESTING SITES
In partnership with FEMA, New Jersey has opened two community-based testing sites for any New Jersey resident who is experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness.
In o...Learn More
How is New Jersey increasing access to COVID-19 testing?
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...Learn More
What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?
Health Insurance: If you do not have health insurance, or lose coverage, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare, New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance progr...Learn More
What do I need to bring to get tested at a community testing site? What should I expect when I’m there?
In order to be eligible for testing at one of the two state-wide community-based testing sites, opened in partnership with FEMA, individuals must be current New Jersey residents.
Testing is priorit...Learn More
Should “contacts of contacts” be tested?
No. Being the contact of someone who has close contact with a person who has COVID-19 does not warrant testing. For example, if you have a coworker whose family member is a confirmed case, you woul...Learn More
Why was I turned away from a public testing location?
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...Learn More
How does New Jersey plan to lift restrictions? What does a responsible and strategic restart of New Jersey’s economy look like?
On March 9, Governor Murphy declared both a state of emergency and a public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to save lives, Governo...Learn More