With the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic underway and the positive cases going up the Monmouth County Freeholders are increasing the number of tests being provided at their testing locations from 100 to 150 per day beginning on Tuesday.

This stems from the Covid-19 Free Testing Program the Freeholders introduced in July when they appropriated $250,000 to open up six new testing sites at that time.

You can go for a free COVD-19 test if you are a Monmouth County resident at locations that allow tests to be administered inside and outside, depending on the weather.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Red Bank from 4 to 7 p.m., Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Asbury Park from 4 to 7 p.m., Asbury Park Transportation Center, 1 Municipal Plaza
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 in Keansburg from 9 a.m. to noon, New Point Comfort Firehouse, 192 Carr Ave.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 in Freehold from 9 a.m. to noon, Freehold Borough Fire Department (Main Building), 49 W. Main St.

“My fellow Freeholders and I realize the importance of increased testing in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said in a statement. “It is also important to remember to do our part to protect our family, friends and community by practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, washing our hands and staying home when sick.”

“The Monmouth County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management have done as tremendous job of establishing the free testing locations and administering more than 4,000 tests since July,” Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley said in a statement. “We strongly urge residents who have been exposed to COVID-19, whether symptomatic and asymptomatic, to get tested at any of the testing sites offered throughout the County.”

The Monmouth County Health Department has administered 4,036 tests, with 112 positive results, as part of the County’s COVID-19 Free Testing Program and they are conducting contact tracing for all residents who test positive.

If you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 you can contact the MCHD phone bank by calling 732-845-2070 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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