Seven New Jersey Walmart stores will offer drive-thru testing for COVID-19 starting Friday.
The testing sites, supported by state and local officials and Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics, will test adults who meet the Centers for Disease Control and state and local criteria on who should be tested. This includes first responders, health care providers, those with symptoms of COVID-19, and those in high-risk groups without symptoms.
“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing throughout New Jersey during this unprecedented time,” said Jennifer Hoehn, Walmart public affairs director for New Jersey, in a statement. “We are grateful to our associates who keep our stores running, our pharmacists who support these testing sites, and to Quest Diagnostics and local officials as we work together to open these sites and help our community.”
A strong testing program is “one of the foundational principles for New Jersey’s road back to restart and recovery,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.
COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will open Friday in the parking lots of the following stores:
- 174 Passaic St., Garfield, 07026
- 2100 88th St., North Bergen, 07047
- 150 Harrison Ave., Kearny, 07032
- 152 N.J. Route 31 N., Flemington, 08822
- 2106 Mount Holly Road, Burlington Township, 08016
- 4900 U.S. Highway 9, Howell Township, 07731
- 934 N.J. Route 73, Mount Laurel Township, 08054
Sites are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., weather permitting, to individuals 18 years and older who make an appointment through Quest’s MyQuestTM online portal and app.
Those being tested will need to wear a mask on-site and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and the self-administered test, in which people swab their own nose while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.
The test site is not available to those who walk up, and the sites will be closed on Memorial Day. Testing is not available inside Walmart stores.
Quest Diagnostics will communicate test results to those tested and applicable departments of health.