Gov. Phil Murphy (D) revealed that seven Walmart locations, including the stores in North Bergen and Kearny, will have self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 tests available by the end of the week.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am proud to have announced that we have formed a partnership to help us along our road back,” Murphy said minutes ago at his daily coronavirus press briefing in Trenton.
“Beginning this Friday, so in two days, New Jersey residents will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Walmart locations, as you can see, up and down the state.”
The governor continued that tests will be provided at drive-up locations outside the stores between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., which will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday next week.
Then, on Monday June 1st, the tests will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and results are expected within two days.
The North Bergen Walmart is at 2100 88th St., while the one in Kearny is at 150 Harrison Ave.
“Walmart pharmacists and trained medical volunteers will provide the test kits and everyone will be required to adhere to specific safety protocols. To be clear, there will be no testing inside the Walmart stores and tests will be administered by appointment only,” Murphy said.
Anyone interested in setting up a self-administered test can do so through MyQuestCOVIDTest.com. Quest Diagnostics is the lab that will be handling the tests.
Murphy also reiterated that by the end of the month, he’s hoping that New Jersey can administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily.