Free Drive-Thru Testing Now Available at Weequahic Park

Free Drive-thru testing is now available at Weequahic Park in Newark for Essex County residents who are symptomatic of the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • The site will open on Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28 when 100 tests per day will be administered.
  • The site will also be open next week on Monday, March 30, Wednesday April 1, and Friday, April 3 when 150 tests per day will be administered each day.
  • The testing site is for Essex County residents only
  • Appointments are mandatory.
  • Residents must arrive by car.
  • Anyone wishing to be tested must meet specific testing criteria, which includes a fever of at least 99.6 degrees and respiratory symptoms of shortness of breath.
  • Appointments will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Residents can visit, where they will be required to complete a short online screening process before an appointment is scheduled. Upon completion of the survey, they will be informed if they are eligible for the screening.
  • Residents without internet access can register by calling the Essex County Office of Emergency Management at 973-324-9950. The call-in center will be open form 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. An operator will help them complete the initial survey and issue the confirmation number.
  • Essex County will continue to administer the virus screening as long as supplies of test kits, gowns, facial masks and gloves last.

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