Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today increased efforts to offer COVID-19 testing by broadening efforts with expanded and targeting testing opportunities to all Jersey City residents. To further the city’s efforts, the city will soon offer antibody testing. A mobil unit will test vulnerable residents in senior living housing and public housing sites.
“As one of the most densely populated areas in the region, our efforts to make free testing available has proven effective,” said Stacey Flanagan, Director of Health and Human Services. “Now we want to extend testing to as many people as possible, and adding antibody testing will really bolster the expansive health and safety efforts we’ve put in place since day one.”
Appointment-based testing will open to all Jersey City residents beginning next week. Anyone requesting a test can call the COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 201-547-5535 seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing will continue Monday through Friday at the drive-through site located in the southwest portion of the city at 575 NJ-440.
In an effort to expand access to some of our most vulnerable residents, the walk-up testing site will operate on the rotating schedule below:
Mondays & Wednesdays – Outside Public Safety Headquarters located at 465 Marin Boulevard
Tuesdays – Mobile testing at various Jersey City Housing Authority locations
Thursdays – Mobile testing at various senior living facilities
Fridays – Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center located at 140 MLK Drive