Rite Aid Rolls Out Testing in the Area:
This week (April 15), Rite Aid announced that it is setting up COVID-19 testing sites as part of its partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The Rite Aid location at Franklin Turnpike and West Prospect Street will begin COVID-19 testing this Saturday, April 18. The Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. The testing will take place in the store's parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must pre-register online and remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart. Testing is expected to continue 7 days a week for 7 weeks.
The Borough’s Police Department has been in contact with Rite Aid to ensure there is minimal impact on the Borough. Testing is being done by appointment only so we do not expect the traffic impact that was experienced at other testing facilities in our region. The North West Bergen Regional Health Commission is also aware of the testing.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Rite Aid directly. Rite Aid is working hard to roll out testing as quickly as possible, so their website has not yet been updated with the Waldwick location information. They will post information to their website as it becomes available so please check the links below for updates.
Main Page - www.riteaid.com
Rite Aid Press Release - https://www.riteaid.com/corporate/news/-/pressreleases/news-room/2020/rite-aid-to-open-additional-covid-19-on-site-testing-locations-in-coming-weeks?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Pharmacy&utm_term=BR&utm_content=3276511799&linkId=86518576
Bergen Community College - Drive Thru Testing Center, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus
Paramus Campus – Lots B & C
Paramus, NJ 07652
Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath.
Days and hours vary each week.
Each day the site is open, staff will be able to test 500 people starting at 8 a.m.
This is a drive-thru testing site at Lot C of main campus.
If you are age 65 or older, have a chronic medical condition, or are immunocompromised, please call your primary care doctor at the first sign of fever or respiratory illness. If you do not have a primary care doctor, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 to request an appointment.