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Hunterdon County Health Department making COVID-19 test kits available to food pantries, schools, first responders

1,800 Test Kits Distributed During January 10th Event

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 test kits to food pantries, schools, and first responders throughout the County.

This most recent distribution initiative follows strong demand seen at the January 10th distribution event in which over 1,800 test kits were distributed to community members by Health Department staff.

Hunterdon County Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren, the Board’s liaison to the Health Department said, “One of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community is through testing, and the Health Department wants to make sure test kits are easily accessible to our community members.”

Health Department Director Karen DeMarco said, “The Health Department collaborates regularly with our community partners and this latest initiative is another example of working together to address the health needs of the residents of Hunterdon County.”

Beyond testing, the Hunterdon County Health Department is continuing to provide COVID vaccine clinics for ages 6 months and above at the Health Department offices. The Department is providing an appointment-only pediatric clinic on January 17th for those ages 4 years of age and older.

On January 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Health Department is offering a clinic for those over 5 years old, and no appointment is required.

For more information on the clinic offerings, click here.

In addition to traditional clinics, the Health Department is also partnering with other organizations to provide community-based clinics throughout the County. The Health Department also provides vaccine to residents who are unable to leave their homes in the Mobile Homebound Vaccine program.

If your school, food pantry, or first responder organization is interested in obtaining no-cost COVID-19 rapid tests, contact the Hunterdon County Health Department at 908-788-1351.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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