New Jersey Cases: 160,445
Bergen and Monmouth counties have opened drive thru testing centers for patients who are showing symptoms. Starting today Bergen County College in Paramus and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel are going to be providing up to 500 tests a day with plans to increase that over the course of the week.
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Saliva testing site opens in New JerseyThe Middlesex County Department of Emergency Management introduced at a site located in Edison, New Jersey on Wednesday the first saliva-based test that can be produced on a mass scale. This type of testing is being done for the first time in the nation since the FDA approved it, and they're promising COVID-19 results within 24 to 48 hours. The test, developed at Rutgers, should dramatically increase the number of people who can get tested.
NJ testing sites updateDuring his coronavirus briefing Wednesday, Gov. Murphy highlighted special hours for two COVID-19 testing sites. Bergen Community College will open at 8 a.m. tomorrow and Friday to administer a maximum of 500 tests. The PNC Bank Arts Center will open Saturday exclusively for symptomatic first responders and health care workers. It will reopen to the general public on Monday. Click here for more information
Decision on schools coming soonA decision on the status of New Jersey's schools is likely to come on Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. The state's more than 600 school districts are currently closed, with educators teaching remotely, because of the coronavirus outbreak.