In partnership with the Township of South Orange Village and Essex County, Seton Hall University will serve as a COVID-19 testing site.  The testing, which will be conducted as “drive-through,” is scheduled for the University’s South Orange campus on November 19 and will be completely administered by Essex County officials.

“Seton Hall is pleased to partner with the Village of South Orange and Essex County to serve our community in this time of need,” said University President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. “At Seton Hall we have devoted substantial resources to the fight against COVID-19, but it is clear that defeating this virus will take coordination and teamwork. We are honored to join with Village President Sheena Collum and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. to expand that fight in aid of our neighbors.”

The County-provided testing, which comes on the heels of increased cases across the United States and New Jersey, is free and available to all residents of Essex County along with students, faculty, staff and administrators of Seton Hall.

“We are in the midst of a second wave,” added Collum. “To effectively fight this virus and protect the citizens of South Orange and Essex County we must all work together and devote the resources available to keep our communities safe and healthy.”

To make an appointment, residents should visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-324-9950. They will be required to complete a short questionnaire. When finished, they will be provided with an appointment time and a confirmation number. Residents should bring the confirmation number with them. They are asked to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment.

Residents should continue to check southorangecovid19.com for additional Coronavirus  updates and residents who have not registered with the Village’s SO Alert emergency  notification system are encouraged to do so at: http://www.southorange.org/610/SO-Alerts.

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