North Hudson municipalities have been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Residents can get tested for COVID-19 and antibodies in Union City at 36th Street between Bergenline Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard.
For Monday and Friday appointments, call 201-537-5704; for Tuesday and Thursday appointments, call 201-366-8465. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesday and Saturday. Appointments are required.
Residents can get tested at the Hudson County testing site at Hudson Regional Hospital, 55 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, which has increased its capacity and operating hours for free COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines.
Testing is available on Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Residents, first responders, and health care professionals living or working in Hudson County can make an appointment for free COVID-19 testing, antibody testing, and flu shots by calling 201-388-1097 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents must be at least five years old for COVID-19 and antibody tests; six months old for flu vaccine. Results are emailed within 24 hours.
There were 3,700 cases and 237 deaths in North Bergen as of Nov. 12, an increase in 500 cases over a week.
This is the fourth consecutive week that North Bergen experienced an increase of more than 100 cases.
The township asks residents to follow CDC guidelines and plan for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner with immediate household family only.
Now is not the time to let your guard down. Wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands frequently and thoroughly.
Call 201-392-2157 or email NBCares@northbergen.org to request free masks.
Free tests are available by appointment-only with proof of residency.
Call the Walk-in Urgent Care Center, 7405 Bergenline Avenue, at (201) 636-6763; Diligent Medical Care, 3725 Liberty Avenue, at (201) 834-8887; or text COVID to (973) 447-3559.
As of Nov. 10, Union City recorded 4,674 cases and 226 deaths. This is the fourth consecutive week in which cases have skyrocketed.
The city urges resident to wear masks, social distance, practice good hygiene, stay home if ill and avoid large crowds.
For assistance, call Mayor Stack’s office at 201-348-5757 or his cell at 201-376-1942.
As of Nov. 12, Secaucus recorded 904 cases and 50 deaths.
Mayor Michael Gonnelli said, “I would like to remind everyone that the pandemic is not over yet. Please don’t let your guard down. Continue to be mindful of hygiene practices that have now become part of our lives.”
“Soon, there will be many occasions to celebrate with Thanksgiving and the holiday season on the horizon,” Gonnelli continued. “But like all other events this year, we may have to adjust how we celebrate these special days. With reservations about traveling and quarantine requirements, some of us may not be able to gather the way we did in prior years. But we will get through this together.”
West New York
In WNY, there were 2,691 active cases, 892 recoveries, and 142 deaths as of Nov. 12.
“As cases are rising throughout the county and state, we remind West New York residents to please stay vigilant,” according to a COVID-19 update from the town.
The town provides food to residents struggling amid COVID-19. Call 201-295-5100.
There were 16 active cases, 480 recoveries, and 23 deaths as of Nov. 12.
According to a COVID-19 update from Mayor Richard Turner, most residents who tested positive have mild cases, and hospitalizations remain low.
Guttenberg has 43 cases, 238 recoveries, and 32 deaths as of Nov. 6.
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