Freeholder Board is Pursuing Joint Test Site
The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has been working with Congressman Tom P. Malinowski and Governor Philip D. Murphy to establish a joint COVID-19 test site with Hunterdon County.
Securing enough test kits for residents and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff remains a major stumbling block.
"We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to get access to supplies and to set up a test site for the health and safety of our residents,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “Our partners in this initiative include Congressman Malinowski, Governor Murphy, the New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and Hunterdon County. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that all possible resources are made available to residents in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.”
Somerset County will provide updates as more information becomes available.
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.