Mar. 22 Update re: Drive-Up Testing Centers

For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2020

Contact:
Michael Pagan

201.336.6972

 

Tedesco: BCC FEMA Test Site At Capacity for Today and Will Reopen Monday

Paramus, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the Bergen Community College FEMA test site for COVID-19 has reached capacity and will reopen tomorrow, Monday, March 23rd, at 8 a.m. to administer more tests to residents with symptoms.

“The FEMA test site at Bergen Community College has reached capacity and will reopen tomorrow, Monday, at 8 a.m. to continue testing residents for COVID-19,” said County Executive Tedesco.  “Bergen County has the most COVID-19 related cases in the state, with five deaths. It is important that we test as many symptomatic residents as possible. We encourage those coming to the FEMA test site to please remain patient as we continue the process of administering tests.”

To be tested for COVID-19, individuals must present proof of New Jersey residency. Technicians will be screening individuals for symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, coughing) and those who do not exhibit symptoms will be turned away. Physician notes are not required. However, if an individual has a physician’s note they are encouraged to bring it with them.

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