Bridgeton Public Schools Now Offering Free COVID-19 Testing

By: Rachel Suga, Writer / Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern

Photo: Ryan Schumacher | Follow South Jersey

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Starting March 10, 2021, Bridgeton Public Schools will offer free COVID-19 testing each Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The testing sites will ask individuals to arrive with their ID and insurance information (if they have any). However, the testing sites will not charge community members any out-of-pocket costs for their COVID-19 tests.

The PCR nasal swab testing will be administered at the sites. This type of test has the least amount of false results, and it detects the genetic material of the virus within samples

Test results will be administered within 2-3 days via email, followed by logging into a portal to view testing results. You’ll be able to get tested at the following locations:

  • Bridgeton High School
  • Broad Street School
  • Buckshutem Road School
  • Cherry Street School
  • Dr. Gerladyn O. Foster Early Childhood Center
  • Indian Avenue School
  • Quarter Mile Lane School
  • West Avenue School

Every person receiving a test must be registered. You can register to get tested through Bridgeton Public Schools’ website.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.