TESTING FOR COVID-19
Testing is available for any one even if you are not showing symptoms.
Below is a list of local sites.
Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing for a list of sites throughout NJ. Searchable database using your zip code is available.
We encourage anyone who has symptoms to:
- DO NOT go to an emergency room to get a test for COVID-19 unless you are having a medical emergency. For COVID-19, that means severe respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or breathing difficulties.
- DO call 911 or go to an emergency room if you are having a medical emergency. Tell the dispatcher your symptoms and if you suspect COVID-19.
- If symptoms include shortness of breath and a fever of 99.6F degrees or higher get tested.
If you are notified that you tested positive for COVID-19....
Stay home in a designated sick room, if possible and treat your symptoms. Most will have mild symptoms, it is still essential that you keep away from household members and drink lots of fluids throughout each day. For more information visit I tested positive, now what?
A trained contact tracer will call you and ask you to recall who you were in close contact with in the past few days. Those considered close contact are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and will need to monitor their health and symptoms. You will not be asked for any personal information such as social security number, credit card number, or mother's last name. For the safety of your friends, family and neighbors we ask thank you for cooperating and helping to prevent others from getting COVID-19.