Cityline Church in Jersey City is set to host three straight days of free COVID-19 testing, which will be made available to all regardless of where they live or whether or not they have insurance.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., a team of organizations will work together to bring COVID-19 and anti-body testing to the Cityline Church, located at 1510 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
The testing opportunity comes via a partnership between the State of New Jersey, Interfaith Urgent Care, Cityline Church, Jersey City Together, and the City of Jersey City.
“It is critical that healthcare and COVID-19 testing reach everyone in our city and state, including those who are most vulnerable. Cityline Church and other congregations as part of Jersey City Together are committed to expanding community-based testing at trusted institutions in our communities,” said Bishop Dr. Joshua Rodriguez, the senior pastor of the Cityline Church and a leader with Jersey City Together.
“We know regular testing will be critical to reaching many of the communities that have been hardest hit by this pandemic and re-opening our economy, and this week is just a beginning.”
Testing is free and open to all, regardless of where you live or whether you have insurance. Pre-registration is strongly requested, which can be done so here. Photo ID and insurance are requested, but not required.
More congregations will host testing in the weeks that follow in partnership with Alliance Healthcare, LabCorp, Jersey City Together, and the City of Jersey City.
“As we see COVID-19 cases decrease in Jersey City, we have noticed an increase in other areas of the country,” added Ward A Councilwoman Denise Ridley.
“Access to testing is a vital part of reducing the spread. Cityline Church is a staple in the Ward A community and I am glad testing will be offered and easily accessible at this location.”
The testing will be conducted by Rabbi Abe Friedman’s Interfaith Urgent Care. Interfaith Urgent Care has been conducting COVID-19 and Anti-Body Testing in New York and New Jersey in partnership with religious congregations, with thousands already tested.