March 31, 2 p.m. Update from the Municipality of Princeton
Before considering testing options, please complete the self-assessment on covid19.nj.gov
Local testing sites
Capital Health (Hopewell, NJ) has set up trailers outside of the hospital to evaluate and identify those who are infected with coronavirus.
Residents should contact their medical provider first to make sure they meet criteria for testing (displaying symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath). The trailers are operating 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Residents should call ahead before visiting, 609-303-4000
Mercer County: Appointment only, drive-up testing. Quaker Bridge Mall, symptomatic people ages 18 or older with prescription from primary care physician. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. To schedule, health care providers need to fax their patient’s testing prescriptions to 609-630-4031. General questions can be directed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 609-799-2011
State of New Jersey Public Testing Sites
There are public testing locations across the state sponsored by FEMA, a Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testing is open to New Jersey residents only. You must bring a state-issued ID to show proof of state residency (government issued photo ID). If a health care worker or first responder, bring appropriate ID. Parent/Guardian of an individual less than 18 years of age must be present.
Testing will be staffed by NJ Department of Health, the New Jersey State police, and the New Jersey National Guard.
Testing is free and will be covered by the federal government or personal insurance company. If you have health insurance, please bring your healthcare/Medical insurance card, although this is not a requirement to be tested. Do not take fever-reducing medicine prior to testing (such as Tylenol or Advil) for at least 6 hours prior to arrival. Pre-registration is not required.
These are drive-thru FEMA community-based testing sites for symptomatic individuals only:
Bergen County Community College, 400 Paramus Road in Paramus (Bergen County) will hold public COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals only. This means anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria: fever of at least 99.60F and respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath. Those who do NOT meet the criteria will be turned away. If you have a prescription for testing, please bring it with you. Testing is from 8am-4pm and will be 7 days a week. No stop date has been established.
PNC Art Center, 116 Garden State Parkway in Holmdel (Monmouth County) will hold public COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals only. This means anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria: fever of at least 99.60F and respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath. Those who do NOT meet the criteria will be turned away. If you have a prescription for testing, please bring it with you. Testing begins Monday, March 23, 2020 from 8am-4pm will be 7 days a week. No stop date has been established. April 4, 2020 at PNC Arts Center testing site will be open to symptomatic Health Care Workers and First Responders (police, fire, and EMS) with proper credentials only.
A South Jersey community-based location is being discussed.
March 28, 5 p.m.,Update from Mercer County
Mercer County will open an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31, at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence.
The testing center is by appointment only for symptomatic Mercer County residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider (PCP). If you are symptomatic for COVID-19 and want to be tested, contact your PCP.
The testing center, which initially will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a collaborative effort between the County of Mercer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health System, St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton and the Trenton Health Team. More information
March 28, 3 p.m., Information from Mayor Liz Lempert
- Staying at home with limited exceptions
- Avoiding all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
- Keeping at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
- Avoiding close contact, including handshakes and hugging
- Avoiding in-person meetings and gatherings