Passaic County drive-thru COVID-19 testing center opens Wednesday in NJ

Posted at 5:41 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 06:51:41-04

WAYNE, N.J. — New Jersey's newest coronavirus testing site opens Wednesday in Passaic County as other sites in the state continue to see long lines.

The latest COVID-19 drive-thru testing center, located at William Paterson University in Wayne, opens Wednesday at 9 a.m. and is for Passaic residents only.

Officials said patients must be pre-screened and have a prescription from a doctor to get tested at the site.

The entrance for the Wayne testing site is on the Hamburg Turnpike and University Boulevard.

The new site opens after drive-thru testing center for Hudson County residents opened Tuesday in Secaucus and a similar site opened Monday at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

Another testing site opened Monday at Kean University in Union, solely for Union residents and by appointment only.

The Garden State's first drive-thru testing center opened Friday at Bergen County Community College in Paramus and has hit capacity within its first hour or two every day it's been open.

As of Monday, New Jersey has a total of 3,675 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 44 deaths due to the virus.

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