COVID-19 testing at Rich Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne will be first come, first served


Due to the high volume of people seeking a COVID-19 test at the Rich Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne, appointments will not be honored this week and the facility will instead have to operate on a first come, first served basis.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Due to the extreme weather conditions, however, the company performing the
testing could not maintain a workforce there. As such, we have temporarily relocated this additional COVID-19 testing site to the Korpi Ice Rink. We expect that this additional testing site will remain at the Korpi Ice Rink for the next several days, until an alternate site can be worked out,” the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said late last night.

“Unfortunately, due to (1) the sheer volume of people seeking a test and (2) the number of testers who have called out sick, appointments have not been able to be kept. As such, all COVID-19 testing will now be performed on first-come, first-served basis.”

The city announced yesterday that their primary testing site would move from the Ahern Veterans Stadium to the ice rink and it didn’t take long for further complications to arise.

OEM also notes that anyone seeking a test must use the back entrance of the building, entering using Door 42 and exiting using Door 43.

Additionally, testing hours will remain unchanged, from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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