Several South Jersey DMVs Set to Reopen After Employees’ Positive COVID-19 Tests

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

SOUTH JERSEY — The Department of Motor Vehicles in Toms River is currently closed to the public due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission’s official website, the location is currently scheduled to reopen on December 22.

Toms River’s DMV isn’t the only South Jersey DMV that’s closed or modified its hours due to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus. Cherry Hill’s motor vehicle agency also had an employee test positive for the virus, and it will reopen to the public on Wednesday. The vehicle center in Medford is also slated to reopen on December 12. Although Trenton is slightly further North for some South Jersey residents, the state capital’s DMV is set to reopen on December 16.

Additionally, NJ.com reported that West Deptford and Salem’s licensing centers fully reopened on Tuesday after employees underwent necessary quarantines and the facilities received their necessary cleanings.

Drivers who need to make a trip to the DMV are encouraged to visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s official website to check if their desired motor vehicle agency is open or closed. The NJMVC has also provided a “cheat sheet” for community members to check if they even need to go to a physical DMV location, as some motor vehicles-related matters can be taken care of online.

Basic driver’s license renewals, for example, can be completed online, but you’ll need to schedule an appointment if you’re taking a driver’s test. You can also renew your vehicle’s registration online, but other matters like changing your listed address and out-of-state transfers require an appointment at the DMV.


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