By: Follow South Jersey Staff
NORTHFIELD, N.J. — Atlantic County will offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing starting Monday, January 10, in the Atlantic County Public Works Yard at Dolphin and Harvey avenues in Northfield by appointment only.
In collaboration with AtlantiCare, the site will offer PCR testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic adults and children. Monday, January 10, appointment hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting Tuesday, January 11, appointments will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There will be no testing Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Individuals must provide identification at their scheduled testing time.
“We are grateful for the support of AtlantiCare in helping us provide this drive-thru testing facility that will serve to better meet the current demand for testing and alleviate some of the stress on other locations,” County Executive Dennis Levinson said in a press release from the county. “I encourage our residents to take advantage of this free public service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves, their families and our community.”
Individuals seeking a testing appointment must register online by visiting www.atlanticare.org/drivethrutest.
Those who receive testing can access their results approximately 48 to 72 hours after their testing by visiting www.atlanticare.org/drivethrutest.
“We anticipate being able to test 300 individuals a day,” AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Larisa Goganzer, MSN, RN, chief, said. “We continue to urge members of our community to be vaccinated and get the booster, to follow all COVID-19 precautions, and to seek care in the most appropriate setting. It is important that we embrace these steps to protect each other during this time of exceedingly high community spread.”
The county says that scheduling capacity and test result time are subject to change.
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