NORTH JERSEY – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Saturday joined local medical leaders to highlight the COVID-19 testing sites available to Fifth District residents and unveiled a new one-stop-shop online resources for current public and private testing sites across North Jersey at gottheimer.house.gov/covid19testing.
Gottheimer also discussed ongoing work towards a bipartisan, bicameral emergency relief package, and available federal resources.
“With so much COVID-19-related information thrown at us every day, it can be a challenge to keep everything straight. After talking with many constituents, I’ve found that there needs to be a resource that has current testing sites compiled in an easy and accessible manner, so it’s easier for folks to find,” Gottheimer said. “That’s why I’m announcing a one-stop-shop on my website for COVID-19 testing sites available to residents across the Fifth District –– both public and private. Access to testing is key to managing this pandemic.”
During the virtual event, Gottheimer was joined by Dr. Adam Jarrett, Chief Medical Officer of Holy Name Medical Center; Dr. Gian Varbaro, Chief Medical Officer of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center; Dr. Joseph Underwood, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center; Dr. Suvid Chaudhari, Chair, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Atlantic Health System Western Region; Joshua Gregoire, MS, MPH, RN, Director, Quality & Clinical Operations for Valley Medical Group; Dr. Paul Owens, Chief Medical Officer of Atlantic Health Newton and Hackettstown Medical Centers.
This past week, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Gottheimer, unveiled a new COVID-19 relief package, along with a group of Senators from both sides of the aisle. The package allocates $908 billion in total aid, including both new funding and the reallocation of previously appropriated CARES Act funding.