New Jersey's 2nd drive-thru coronavirus testing site opens at PNC Bank Arts Center

Posted: 6:22 AM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 08:28:21-04

HOLMDEL, N.J. — New Jersey's second drive-thru coronavirus testing site opened Monday at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

This new site opened at 8 a.m. and will be open seven days a week. It is open to any New Jersey resident who is showing respiratory symptoms.

Within minutes of opening, there were already hundreds of cars lined up at the Holmdel site in hopes of getting the COVID-19 test.

This opening comes after the state's first drive-thru testing site opened Friday on the campus of Bergen County Community College in Paramus.

The Paramus site has been forced to close early every day so far, hitting capacity within hours of opening. The site has tested over 1,000 people so far and will reopen again Monday morning at 8 a.m.

A third New Jersey drive-thru testing site also opens later Monday at Kean University in Union, but will be for Union residents and only by appointment via doctor registration.

A fourth Garden State drive-thru testing site opens Tuesday at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, with appointments for that site starting at noon Monday by calling (210) 388-1097.

As of Sunday, New Jersey has 1,914 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths due to the virus.

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Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.