Walk-in COVID-19 testing site expands service

The site is at the Bayonne Community Museum at 229 Broadway

The walk-in COVID-19 testing site at the Bayonne Community Museum has announced additional dates to get tested. It will now be open on Jan. 27, Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24.

In December, Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti and the City of Bayonne announced the establishment of the testing site ahead of the winter holiday season. Chiaravalloti represents the 31st Legislative District, encompassing Bayonne and parts of Jersey City.

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The site, in the Bayonne Community Museum at 229 Broadway, offered COVID-19 tests before, during, and after the holidays.

The free testing is provided by Fusion Diagnostic Laboratories to all Bayonne residents. The program is also supported by the Bayonne nonprofit Moving Forward Together.

Residents will need an email address to get tested. Results will be delivered by email. Residents can also receive their results by calling 973-998-8189.

Masks are required. Bring a state ID and an insurance card. Insurance not required.

Other COVID-19 testing sites

Bayonne Medical Center has reinstated its drive-thru program. Patients with a prescription and an appointment can be tested in their vehicles at the Emergency Room Driveway entrance every day from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The RiteAid at 54th Street and Broadway offers free testing for all residents over 18 via drive-thru. Visit riteaid.com to register. Residents do not need to be symptomatic, nor do they need a prescription.

CityMD at 904 Bayonne Crossing Way offers COVID-19 tests for walk-ins only; call 551-497-5675 for more information.

Residents can get tested at Broadway Care Pharmacy at 516 Broadway, and Total Care Pharmacy at 596 Broadway. For more information, call 201-437-5100 for Broadway Care Pharmacy and 201-535-5080 for Total Care Pharmacy.

Testing is available from Dr. Ahab Gabriel at 449 Ave. C, and Hudson DNA and Testing at 150 Pulaski St. Call 201-374-1103 for Dr. Gabriel and 201-994-6594 for Hudson DNA and Testing.

Call 551-214-3500 for an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health at 519 Broadway.

CityMD and BMC are conducting antibody testing. Residents should call 2-1-1 for a list of testing sites throughout the state.

The Bayonne Health Department is immediately notified of positive results and contacts individuals to begin contact tracing. The BHD advises residents who have recently taken a COVID-19 test to be sure to answer their phones for contact tracers and staff.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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