Bayonne Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) and Mayor Jimmy Davis have announced a new COVID-19 testing site that will run through January.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The Bayonne Community Museum, located at 229 Broadway, will serve as a walk-in testing site on selected dates between December 19th and January 20th.
“As someone with older family members, I completely understand the desire to see them for the holidays, but also the worry that comes along with it,” Chiaravalloti said in a joint statement.
“That’s why I’m happy to have secured this testing site and to give Bayonne residents the
comfort of knowing that they’re not putting their loved ones at risk. Mayor Davis, the city
council, and our front line workers have done an amazing job keeping Bayonne safe, but the next few weeks are very important.”
The testing, provided by Fusion Diagnostic Laboratories, is open to all Bayonne residents and is completely free.
Those getting tested will only need an email address in order to register online and receive their test results. Pre-registration for testing is recommended and can be done by visiting https://fusion.labsvc.net/patientportal/.
A mask is required to be worn at all times at the testing site.
“I appreciate Assemblyman Chiaravalloti’s efforts. The vaccine is on its way. However, during this holiday season, we need to make sure Bayonne residents continue to practice social distancing and wear masks,” added Mayor Jimmy Davis.
“I hope the residents take advantage of this site, as well as the others we have set up in our community.”
This program is also supported by Moving Forward Together, a Bayonne non-profit.
“Moving Forward Together’s mantra is: See a need, fill a need. Our goal is not to duplicate all the great work being done within the community, but to assist where needed,” noted Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti.
The testing site will be open on the following days:
● Dec. 19, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
● Dec. 22 & Dec. 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
● Dec. 29 & 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
● Jan. 5 & 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
● Jan. 12 & 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
● Jan. 19 & 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On December 10th, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management reported that 345 Bayonne residents are currently positive with COVID-19, with over 2,772 Bayonne residents testing positive overall and 87 related deaths.