Emergency Declaration Issued for Somerset County
In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county Office of Emergency Management have issued an emergency declaration for Somerset County, which takes effect at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 21.
The declaration allows the county to request assistance and resources from the state and federal government. It also enables the activation of local emergency operation plans and gives the county OEM Coordinator the authority to direct resources where they are needed most.
Somerset County in collaboration with Raritan Valley Community College will be holding a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on*:
- Thursday, July 2nd from 10am to 12pm
Testing is by appointment only and proof of residency is required. Anyone without an appointment will be turned away. Testing is free of charge and is only available for Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older.
Appointments can be made online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. Residents without computer access or wishing to schedule an appointment for children age 5-18 should call the Somerset County COVID-19 drive-thru testing information line at 908-203-6014. The information line is available Monday-Friday, from 9 AM to 1PM, expect on holidays.
For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and an appointment.
The testing site location is Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg. When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.
*Additional dates will be offered based on availability of resources. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.