Additional COVID Testing Now Available in Hoboken

HOBOKEN INCREASES TESTING AVAILABILITY, MAYOR BHALLA URGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAYS 

 

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today urged residents to take the necessary precautions ahead of the holiday season and avoid gatherings beyond the household. He also provided an update to the public on the City’s additional COVID-19 testing availability for both residents and business employees. The City has partnered with Riverside Medical Group, Prompt MD, Medicine Man Pharmacy, and ivee to provide nearly 7,000 testing appointments in a 12-day span.

Below is an update Mayor Bhalla provided to Hoboken residents today along with Hoboken’s updated COVID-19 testing schedule: 

“Given the concerning surge of COVID-19 in Hoboken and New Jersey and continued trends of small gatherings contributing to additional cases, we continue to recommend that residents avoid gatherings beyond the immediate household for holiday celebrations. Staying home is the best way to stay safe this holiday season, especially for those elderly friends and family who are at higher-risk.

For anyone choosing to get together with extended friends and family, please plan ahead and take the necessary precaution to get tested, and avoid waiting until just days before Christmas. We experienced extremely high demand for testing in the few days leading up to Thanksgiving, as well as some results not processed until after the holiday given back-ups at the labs.

To keep up with the demand in anticipation of Christmas, we worked with our testing providers to almost double the amount of testing available from previous weeks. Through Christmas, we are offering nearly 7,000 testing appointments through our partners. However, please keep in mind that the last date of testing with ivee before Christmas is on December 21, and with Prompt MD on December 22. If you’re planning on getting a test, consider planning ahead and scheduling an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Given that a negative test is not a fail-safe method, as exposures could occur in the days leading up to and after a test that would not be detected, please consider quarantining to the best of your ability prior to getting a test and in the days leading up to any holiday gathering. Please also consider insisting that any other participants in a potential gathering get a test and quarantine as well.

As before, we are opening up testing for all employees of any Hoboken business, school or establishment through our partnership with ivee. For Hoboken’s new dedicated COVID-19 testing page, which is now updated with the information below, please visit http://www.hobokennj.gov/testing.”

COVID-19 testing options, December 12 – December 21 

ivee 

Date: Tuesday (December 15), Wednesday (December 16), Thursday (December 17), Friday (December 18) and Monday (December 21)

Who: Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees
Time: 8 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street, 2nd floor gymnasium)
Type of testing: PCR
Link for appointments: http://www.hobokennj.gov/ivee  

Note: When signing up for testing through ivee, you must fill out both the appoint through the initial calendar,and the intake form that collects your contact information, or delays in receiving results could occur.

Prompt MD 

Dates: Monday (December 14), Tuesday (December 15), Thursday (December 17), Friday (December 18), Monday (December 21) and Tuesday (December 22)

Who: Hoboken residents only
Time: 8 am – 3 pm
Location: 605 Jackson Street
Type of testing: PCR
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hobokennj.gov/promptmd

Riverside Medical  

Dates: Monday through Saturday

Who: Hoboken residents only
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
Location: 351 16th Street (Bijou Properties location)
Type of testing: Rapid (Abbott ID Now), and PCR
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hobokennj.gov/riverside 

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.

Medicine Man Pharmacy 

Date: Saturday (December 12), Wednesday (December 16), Saturday (December 19) and Sunday (December 20)

Who: Hoboken residents only
Time: 8 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 605 Jackson Street
Type of testing: PCR
Link for appointmentshttp://www.hobokennj.gov/medicineman 

(appointments for December 19 and December 20 will be added by Medicine Man in the coming days)

State of New Jersey Department of Health 

Date: Friday (December 18)

Who: Hudson County residents

Time: 1 pm – 7 pm

Location: 221 Jackson Street (community room)

Type of testing: PCR

No appointment needed, testing provided on a first-come, first-serve basis

Star Labs 

Test results through Star Labs (utilized by Prompt MD and Medicine Man Pharmacy) should be emailed to those within 72 hours of getting tested, with results also now available online through the Star Labs website (http://www.starlabs.org). Results may also be posted online through Star Labs earlier than 72 hours. Those getting tested with ivee will have their results emailed to them within 48-72 hours.

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