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Hoboken COVID-19 Testing Moves to Jersey City Today Until Monday

by Arielle Witter
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It seems as if the news saga surrounding the coronavirus is never-ending. Each day there’s something new — like the introduction of an executive order requiring people in NJ to wear masks outdoors when social distancing isn’t possible, to the gradual reopening of malls, restaurants, and beauty salons across the state.

Now, in the latest hyper-local COVID-19 news, Hoboken’s Riverside Medical Group testing site will be taking a hiatus from Wednesday, July 8th closed until “Monday,” July 12th. In light of the hiatus, Hoboken residents will be able to receive COVID-19 tests in Jersey City.

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The Jersey City Testing Site

Following a brief hiatus from Dr. Brahmbhatt of Riverside Medical group for the next three days,  “the Riverside testing site at 14th and Jefferson Street to be closed until Monday,” according to a recent Nixle alert.

The testing site at the Public Safety Headquarters {located at 465 Marin Boulevard} will be open to Mile Square residents from 8:00AM-3:00PM from Wednesday through Friday of this week,  according to  Mayor Bhalla via Nixle alert. For those who would like to receive a test, email the Hoboken Community Emergency Response Team {CERT} at covid19@hobokencert.org with your name, email, phone number, and address, to inform CERT that you will be getting a test at this JC site. Residents will not need to wait on a reply from CERT either. No appointment is needed at the JC site, but proof of Hoboken residence or employment is required. Also, Hoboken residents will not be charged for this service.

Read More: Daily Coronavirus Tracker for Hoboken + Jersey City

Additionally, Mile Square residents will be allowed to utilize the upcoming JC site at St. John’s Church {located at 110 North Street} from 9:00AM-1:00PM this Saturday, July 11th. Registration is required at this testing site {register here}. Again, Hoboken residents are asked to notify CERT that the will be receiving a test at the JC site.

“Testing at both Jersey City sites utilize a PCR nasal swab, with results of the COVID-19 test available in 3-5 days {it is not a rapid test},” according to Mayor Bhalla’s recent Nixle alert.

COVID-19 on a Local Level

The testing news comes just a few days after Mayor Bhalla asked residents who have recently traveled to or returned from “hot spot states with rising infection rates” {per New Jersey’s newest travel advisory}.

“If you traveled to states on New Jersey’s quarantine list, you should quarantine for a full 14 days when you return, and get a COVID-19 test at least 5-7 days after you get back home,” Mayor Bhalla said via Nixle alert.

See More: Latest Jersey City + Hoboken COVID-19 Updates as of July 8, 2020

All of this follows the news that last week, Hoboken saw it’s “highest two-day [COVID-19] total since May” — there were 13 confirmed cases over the course of two days. As of today, the Hoboken has a total of 619 confirmed cases, while Jersey City’s total is 6,472.

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