North Bergen offering more COVID-19 testing & vaccinations, requiring masks in public buildings


The Township of North Bergen is offering more COVID-19 testing and vaccination opportunities with cases rising, as well as requiring face masks in public buildings.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Cases are currently surging across the country and North Bergen is no different, so we want to make sure we are offering our residents the support they need to get through this difficult time and protect themselves and their families,” state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.

“The most important thing we can all do right now is get vaccinated, or if you are already vaccinated get your booster shot to make sure you have the best possible protection from the virus.”

As far as new testing sites are concerned, the Kennedy School, located 1210 11th St., will be available today between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Then, on Sunday, January 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be tests administered at
North Bergen Parking Authority/Municipal Court Building Parking Lot, located at 4225 Bergen Turnpike, and the Franklin School at 5211 Columbia Avenue.

Additionally, testing at James J. Braddock Park will now be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 12 noon until 8 p.m.

The vaccination center at 9243 John F. Kennedy Boulevard will be open from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. tomorrow, closed on New Year’s Day, and then from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 2nd.

There is also an additional vaccine site at the Braddock park boat house thanks to a partnership between the county and state, which will be open Sunday through Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Finally, while the mask requirement only applies to public buildings, residents are “strongly urged” to wear then at all indoor venues.

North Bergen had previously announced limited public access to Township Hall and cancelled recreation activities for the next two weeks due to COVID-19 concerns.

This week, Union City and Hoboken implemented indoor mask mandates due to coronavirus cases rising throughout the region.

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