N.J. Dept. of Health hosting COVID-19 testing at Hoboken Housing Authority building

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The New Jersey Department of Health is hosting COVID-19 testing at a Hoboken Housing Authority building through December 18th, the city announced yesterday.

Monroe Gardens at 221 Jackson St. in Hoboken. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The free testing will take place at Monroe Gardens, located at 221 Jackson St., and an appointment or insurance is not required.

Since the coronavirus test being administered is saliva-based, it is recommended that no food or drink is consumed within 30 minutes of being tested.

The site opened yesterday and will remain active through December 18th. During that time frame, they will maintain hours between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

According to the flyer being distributed by the city, the site was made possible through Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Gov. Phil Murphy (D), Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Marc Recko, and the NJ DOH.

Data released by the city last night indicates that Hoboken has confirmed 1,516 COVID-19 cases, with 1,112 full recoveries, and 32 related deaths.