Free COVID-19 testing will be available on certain dates in six densely populated municipalities throughout Monmouth County, the freeholders announced today.
Find testing site locations, dates and hours of operation on this flyer.
The county will use $250,000 of CARES Act funding to test Monmouth County residents. The amount was matched by the Grunin Foundation. The Grunin Foundation works with businesses and nonprofits to help provide inclusive access to arts, culture, education, healthcare and economic opportunities. “I’m confident that with the addition of these centers and the increase in testing, we will also increase the health of our community and economy,” said the foundation president, Jeremy Grunin.
“It is so important for everyone to have access to free COVID-19 testing, regardless of whether or not they have insurance. While there have been testing locations throughout the County, they are not easily accessible to all of our communities, especially those communities where people travel mainly on foot,” said Freeholder Director Arnone.
Testing sites will be located in Asbury Park, Freehold Borough, Keansburg, Neptune, Long Branch and Red Bank over the next four weeks. There will be 100 tests available per day at each location and variable message boards will be placed near the sites to notify residents if the sites run out of tests before the posted hours are over.
“Timely and accurate tracking of known and suspected cases is an essential public health tool to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley.
Residents can walk up during open hours and a health professional will conduct the test, whether they are symptomatic or not, which consists of a nasal or oral swab. Appointments are not necessary.
All residents who are tested must provide their contact information to receive their test results. The Monmouth County Health Department will conduct contact tracing for all residents who test positive.