Hoboken has partnered with Riverside Medical Center to open their existing testing center up to all symptomatic Hoboken residents. Provided they call and set up an appointment, all symptomatic residents now have a local place to go get tested.
“I was informed that some residents went directly to the testing site without calling first for an appointment,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “As a reminder, appointments must be secured by calling 201-420-5621 between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Saturdays (we’ll also be opening the call center this Sunday). Appointments through the call center are required, and we’re limiting this to Hoboken residents only with proof of residency. If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of the test, or if you don’t have insurance, the City will pay for the test.”
According to the latest figures from the Hoboken Health Department there are 167 total cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken. While 32 have fully recovered, as of press time there have been four fatalities.
“With this new testing option for residents, we expect that our positive cases are likely to rise. To be clear, the more people that know they’re positive, the more likely it is that they’ll self-isolate. We’ll also know more accurately how it is that our community is impacted from this virus, and plan appropriately moving forward.”