Hunterdon County is planning for mobile COVID-19 testing for residents, in addition to the no prescription needed free testing at the HMG site in Raritan Township, under the state Health Department approved county testing plan, County Health Officer Karen DeMarco reported to the Freeholders, at the October 20th meeting.
DeMarco told the Freeholders the NJ Department of Health had notified the county of approval of the county Health Department’s application and plan for using $737,339 in federal CARES Act grant funds dedicated to expanded testing. The plan includes additional testing without a physician’s prescription, in conjunction with the Hunterdon Medical Group, and the funding for a mobile test site.
Freeholder Board Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway, the Health Department liaison, stated, “I believe the fact that our volunteer first responders, teachers, and other critical workers can now take advantage of the testing, without a physician’s prescription, is so important. I know from those who have spoken to me it is appreciated.”