Free COVID-19 testing site to open May 11 at uptown RiteAid in Bayonne

Mayor Davis said asymptomatic residents can be tested for free

While hard to come by at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing for the virus is now easily accessible and fairly widespread across New Jersey. In Bayonne, a second testing site will now open to all residents.

Mayor James Davis announced the new testing site on May 7 on social media.

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“I have confirmed with RiteAid that they will begin COVID-19 testing at their uptown pharmacy on Monday, May 11th,” Mayor Davis said.

The RiteAid in uptown is located at 54th Street and Broadway. Testing will be free for all residents and will be conducted via drive-thru. Residents must be over the age of 18 to be tested.

Anyone wishing to be tested at this testing site is advised to go online to to register. Residents do not need to be symptomatic, nor do they need a prescription to be tested at the RiteAid drive-thru testing site.

Additionally, Mayor Davis reminded residents that antibody testing is also available at CityMD as well as Bayonne Medical Center.

“I want to express my thanks to all the medical personnel and essential workers that continue to strive forward each day during this emergency,” Davis continued.

Symptomatic testing at Veterans Stadium

The new drive-thru testing site at RiteAid is the first in the city to test asymptomatic patients, as well as the first free test in Bayonne.

Testing is currently open to symptomatic patients of all doctors in the city at Bayonne Medical Center’s drive-thru testing site at Don Ahern Veterans Stadium near 25th Street and Avenue A.

However, only symptomatic patients with a valid appointment will be tested at the Veterans Stadium site. Testing is available during the week at this site, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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