Free drive-through COVID-19 testing center opens in front of Red Bull Arena in Harrison

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A free drive-through COVID-19 testing center that is open to all, including non-Hudson County residents, is operating in front of the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

Red Bull Arena in Harrison. Photo via PinInterest.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The testing site offers four lanes for drive-through service for up to 2,400 patients daily and also offers antibody testing. The site is also open to all, regardless of where they live or whether or not they have health insurance, officials said.

The testing center is operated by medical professionals and lab personnel from Ridgewood Labs and Suretox Labs, both certified by the state and federal governments for COVID and antibody testing. They are currently processing more than 20,000 tests per day.

The PCR Nasal Swab test, found to be 99.99% effective by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be utilized and results will be available within 36 hours.

Antibody testing results will be available within 10 minutes of testing through a simple blood draw.

Additionally, there will be separate lanes for Harrison and Hudson County residents, non-Hudson County residents, those with health insurance, and those in need of antibody testing.

The site, at the intersection of Rodgers Boulevard and Guyon Drive, can be reached by taking Route 21, the NJ Turnpike and the Harrison PATH station, and will be open Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rapid response COVID-19 testing will not be offered due to concerns about false positive and negative results commonly found in this type of testing.

To schedule an appointment, please go to http://test.harrisonnj.online.