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Hoboken increases COVID-19 testing post holiday

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Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the City of Hoboken, and the city’s medical providers have expanded COVID-19 testing options for Hoboken residents and Hoboken business employees.

More than 3,000 testing appointments are available this week through the city’s testing providers, with 12,000 appointments anticipated for the month of January.

Bhalla encourages anyone who gathered indoors with multiple households during the holidays, New Year’s Eve, or this weekend to get a COVID-19 test at least five to seven days after the date of the gathering, to avoid the chance of an inaccurate result.

If you have symptoms, you do not need to wait to get tested.

“The best way to prevent further spread of COVID-19 following the holidays and New Year’s is to get tested if you gathered indoors with multiple households, even if you don’t have symptoms,” Bhalla said. “We have made it as convenient as possible to get tested, with an appointment-based system to minimize wait times and eliminate long lines. I thank our testing providers for partnering with us to increase these options for our residents and business employees as we prepare for the potential of a post-holiday surge in cases.”

Below is the updated schedule for the week of Jan. 4 and the anticipated schedule for the month of January.

Testing has been added every Wednesday with ivee between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for all Hoboken residents and business employees, as well with Medicine Man Pharmacy on Wednesdays between 2 and 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

ivee

Date: Every Wednesday for the month of January
Time: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street, 2nd floor gymnasium)
Type of testing: PCR
Who: Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees
Link for appointments: http://www.hobokennj.gov/ivee

Riverside Medical Group

Dates: Jan. 4 – 8, Mondays – Saturdays for the rest of January
Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 351 16th Street
Type of testing: Rapid (Abbott ID Now), and PCR
Who: Hoboken residents only
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hobokennj.gov/riverside 

(appointments typically released online for the following week on Wednesdays)

Note: Riverside Medical Group patients should call their Riverside primary care office to schedule a COVID-19 test and should not use the online sign-up form.

Prompt MD

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the month of January
Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: 605 Jackson Street
Type of testing: PCR
Who: Hoboken residents
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hobokennj.gov/promptmd

Medicine Man Pharmacy

Date: Wednesdays and Saturdays for the month of January
Time: 2 – 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays
Location: 605 Jackson Street
Type of testing: PCR
Who: Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hobokennj.gov/medicineman

New Jersey Department of Health

Date: Friday, Jan. 8, Friday, Jan. 22
Time: 1 – 7 p.m.
Location: 221 Jackson Street (Hoboken Housing Authority, community room)
Who: Hoboken and Hudson County residents, Hoboken business employees
Type of testing: Saliva based
No appointment needed, testing provided on a first-come, first-serve basis

All testing schedules and updates are regularly posted at the City’s dedicated COVID-19 testing page, http://www.hobokennj.gov/testing.

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