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Posted on: December 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burlington County adds COVID-19 testing day due to forecasted winter storm

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The Burlington County Department of Health has changed its COVID-19 testing schedule this week to accommodate for the forecasted winter storm.

Testing this week was scheduled for mornings and afternoons Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday. However, because of the storm, the Department will test from 9 AM to noon on Wednesday and from noon to 4 PM on Thursday. 

Testing will also be performed on Friday this week from 9AM to noon and 1PM to 4PM in order to accommodate for the storm’s disruption.

For next week and the week after, testing will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9AM to noon and 1PM to 4PM.

Typically, between 900 and 1,000 people are tested during each daily clinic.

“We know COVID-19 testing is a critical service right now and the adjusted schedule is a way to continue it while also keeping folks safe and off the roads during the storm,” said Freeholder Dan O’Connell, the Board’s liaison to the Department of Health. “By adding a testing day, we make sure those who want to be tested still have access.”

The County first launched its testing program in March, making it one of the first counties to provide the service. To date, more than 20,000 people have been tested through the County’s program.

 

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