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Appointments Only: Drive-Thru Testing Site Opening In Newark

The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Weequahic Park in Newark will open Thursday, reports say.
The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Weequahic Park in Newark will open Thursday, reports say. Photo Credit: Google Maps (Street View)

A new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is set to open Thursday at Weequahic Park in Newark.

Tests will be offered by appointment only to qualifying Essex County residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Following its opening day, the site will operate Saturday as well as Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week, NorthJersey.com reports.

Up to 100 tests will be given Thursday and Saturday followed by 150 tests each day next week, and testing will continue as long as test kits and PPE items are available, officials say.

However, only patients showing symptoms associated with the virus will be eligible for testing. These symptoms include a minimum of a 99.6-degree fever as well as shortness of breath and/or other respiratory symptoms.

To start the screening and eligibility process for COVID-19 testing, visit EssexCOVID.org or call the Office of Emergency Management at 973-324-9950 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. 

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