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For Immediate Release:

May 15, 2020

Contact:

Derek Sands

201.250.6080

BERGEN COUNTY & BNBMC MOBILE TESTING PROGRAM ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TESTING LOCATIONS

Mobile COVID-19 Saliva and Antibody Testing to be brought to Teaneck and Dumont

Paramus, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County. In the first week of community mobile testing, over 2,000 residents were tested in Englewood, Hackensack, Fairview, and Garfield.

Mobile Testing Site Dates and Locations (WEATHER PERMITTING):

Tuesday, May 19

540 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ

Wednesday, May 20

Richard Rodda Community Center, 250 Colonial Court, Teaneck, NJ

Thursday, May 21

NJ DMV, 8 Mill Street, Lodi, NJ

Friday, May 22

Brook Street Municipal Lot, 100 Brook Street, Dumont, NJ

ALL MOBILE TESTING DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. For updates please visit www.co.bergen.nj.us and check County Executive Jim Tedesco’s facebook page.

“In four days, we have tested more than 2,000 residents in some of the most densely populated municipalities in the county. I am committed to expanding our operation in order to make testing accessible to all residents of Bergen County” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “We are not out of this crisis and must remain steadfast in our efforts. Bergen New Bridge has been our partner in COVID-19 testing efforts from the beginning of this crisis and we will continue our partnership to offer mobile testing to municipalities throughout the county. Increasing the overall availability of testing will bring us one step closer to where we all hope to be. We are BERGEN COUNTY STRONG and we will continue to get through this crisis by working together.”

“We will continue to bring COVID-19 testing into Bergen County communities for their residents, first responders, and healthcare workers. We tested over 2000 people in Englewood, Hackensack, Fairview, and Garfield and this clearly reinforces the need for us to continue,” said Bergen New Bridge President and CEO, Deborah Visconi.  “I am proud to continue leading this initiative in partnership with the County as we stay in step with the Governor’s testing focus. We will be traveling throughout towns in Bergen County to test their residents. This is a critical component in our battle against the virus and is in lockstep with the Governor’s requirements to reopen our state. I am proud to lead the way with our County as we increase accessibility to testing for the communities we serve.”

"By continuing the mobile testing, Bergen County is demonstrating its commitment to caring for our residents as we fight COVID-19 together," said Bergen County Freeholder Chairwoman Mary Amoroso.

All upcoming community mobile testing sites will offer the COVID-19 saliva and COVID-19 antibody tests. The COVID-19 saliva test is available to symptomatic and asymptomatic county residents as well as first responders, healthcare workers, and municipal or county employees who work in Bergen County with proof of employment. Due to demand, antibody testing will be limited to 100 per day and only be available for Bergen County first responders, healthcare workers, and Bergen County residents who previously tested positive for COVID-19 with documentation of prior test results. All mobile site patients will be limited to a choice of either the saliva or antibody test.

First responders are eligible to receive priority testing from 9-10am and the site will be open to the general public from 10am to 3:30pm.

Mobile testing is available on a first come, first serve basis and is free of charge to the patient, regardless of health insurance status.

For the COVID-19 saliva test, please do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to arrival. Identification is necessary so please bring your driver’s license/ID card, social security card, passport, or birth certificate. Proof of Bergen County residency or that you work in Bergen County is required so please bring your driver’s license, utility bill, pay stub, or work ID.  If you have an insurance card, also have that with you.

Please note that these County/BNBMC operated testing sites are separate from the FEMA site located at Bergen Community College.

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