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Coronavirus drive-through testing site to open in Middlesex County near Livingston Campus

The testing site will be located at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Kilmer Inspection Station in Edison, New Jersey. It will be open only to residents of Middlesex County with valid appointments. – Photo by Google Maps

In partnership with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), officials in Middlesex County are opening a drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site on Wednesday minutes away from Livingston Campus, according to a press release. The site will be located at the New Jersey MVC Kilmer Vehicle Inspection Center at 33 Kilmer Road in Edison.

“Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been remarkable to see how powerful our community is and the strength we have when we collectively work together for our family, friends and neighbors,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, according to the release. “Our county has been proudly working with our state and local officials to bring this testing site to the residents of Middlesex County, and we hope that this aids our health officials in their efforts.”

The site will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the release. In order to be tested at this site, you must make an appointment and be a resident of Middlesex County. Residents must also have a valid doctor’s prescription or be showing symptoms of respiratory illness.

Residents can make their appointments online or by phone and can only be made the day before a testing day, according to the release.

Middlesex County officials collaborated with New Jersey officials and private labs to collect enough tests to open this testing site, according to the release. Once individuals are tested, positive results will be reported in two to five business days.

“These testing sites will provide the ability for our professionals to gather information about the spread of the disease, work to identify areas in which an infected person may have come into contact with others and determine the appropriate action,” said Middlesex County Health Officer Lester Jones, according to the release. “This information will help us make informed decisions on how we deal with this outbreak and work to mitigate the spread in our county.”

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