Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Residents Directed to Pharmacies and Medical Facilities for COVID Testing
Morris County will close its COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at County College of Morris tomorrow, Friday, June 26. All appointments for the final day have been booked.
The center, which was operated in coordination with Atlantic Health Systems, is closing because many other test providers are now available, including numerous urgent care facilities and pharmacies across the county offering nasal swab and saliva tests.
Residents now can get tested at a variety of sites in Morris County that are providing the Swab Test (SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR), which is the “gold standard” test to determine if you have COVID-19. There also are other locations in the county now offering the swab and/or saliva test.
Residents are strongly encouraged to first speak with their primary healthcare provider prior to being tested.
The county testing site opened on March 30 to help deal with a crush of people who needed COVID tests and who had flooded hospitals and medical facilities to get testing.
Those facilities, at that time, were overwhelmed with treating COVID cases, and also had a severe shortage of testing supplies and personal protective equipment. The county stepped in to help deal with the health emergency situation.
In the nearly three months of operation, the CCM site provided nasal swab tests to some 8,000 residents.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Morris County, visit the county’s special webpage.