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Morris County to open free COVID-19 testing site at County College of Morris for county residents, workers

Saliva Tests to be Provided by Appointment Only at Walk-Up Station Inside Student Center

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Morris County’s Board of Freeholders Friday announced the launch of a free, COVID-19 testing station for Morris County residents and people who work in Morris County inside the Student Center at the County College of Morris (CCM).

The tests will be made available by appointment only, and appointments are being accepted now for testing on Monday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 19. After next week, appointments for the testing at CCM will be scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

No one will be permitted to walk into the facility without an appointment, and appointments must be scheduled on-line through the Morris County COVID-19 Information website. Proof of residency or proof of employment within Morris County will be required upon arrival at the Student Center for the appointment. While individuals scheduling a test will not be charged for the service, they will be asked to provide information about whether they have health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or no healthcare coverage.

Individuals will be limited to two, no-cost tests per month, whether they receive the tests at the CCM facility or through the at-home testing program currently available to Morris County residents and workers through the county’s COVID-19 information website.

People should monitor the COVID-19 information page on the Morris County website to learn of any changes in the testing schedule at CCM or updates on other testing programs.

Vault Health Saliva Test:

The test being made available at CCM is a saliva test provided by Vault Health and developed by Rutgers University. It is as accurate as the nasal swab. The test only detects active COVID-19 infection.  The test will not determine if an individual has antibodies indicating past exposure to COVID-19.

Anyone who makes an appointment for the test will be required not to eat, drink or chew gum at least 30 minutes prior to having he test administered.

Directions and Precautions:

Parking at CCM for people with appointments will be reserved in Lot 6, where individuals using public transportation to and from CCM also may board or disembark from a bus. To find directions to CCM and learn more about public transportation options to and from the campus, please go to the CCM website.

Everyone arriving at the campus is required to wear a protective face covering or mask from the time they arrive in the parking lot to the time they leave.

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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