Coronavirus

Coronavirus Testing Information

Attention: COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday November 27th due to the holiday.

Testing will resume on Monday, November 30th.



Gloucester County will operate its drive-thru style COVID-19 testing site every weekday beginning October 12, 2020 and continue through February 2021.

 
An appointment is required. The sites will open daily at 9 a.m. at the following locations:

 

Monday and Tuesday

Clayton County Complex

(Public Works Bays)

1200 North Delsea Drive

Clayton, NJ 08312

 

Wednesday and Thursday

Gloucester County Fleet Management

(Public Works Bays)

141 Glen Echo Avenue

Swedesboro, NJ  08085

 

Friday

Gloucester County Fleet Management

(Public Works Bays)

45 Lenape Avenue

Mantua, NJ 08051

 

You must call (856) 218-0300 to be prescreened by Rowan Medicine.

When calling, choose option #1 for Family Medicine then press #1 again to make an appointment.

 

Call takers will be available:



Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  



 
Please have your insurance information available at this time. You do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing.

Once pre-screened, please arrive at the appropriate testing site at 9 a.m.

 

The site is a partnership between the County of Gloucester, Rowan University & Rowan Medicine, the Gloucester County Department of Health and the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management.

 

Gloucester County Health can be reached by calling (856) 218 – 4101 or visit our website at www.gloucestercountynj.gov

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What is a novel coronavirus?

Novel (meaning "new") coronavirus is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness in some people.

How does novel coronavirus spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
  • In rare cases, contact with feces (poop)

How severe is novel coronavirus?

Health experts are still learning about the illness caused by the new virus. People infected have had illness that has ranged from mild (like a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires medical care in a hospital. So far, deaths have been reported mainly in older adults who had other health conditions.

What are the symptoms?

People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have symptoms that may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

Currently there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.

How is novel coronavirus treated?

There is no specific treatment for coronavirus. Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medications. However, some people develop pneumonia and need medical care or treatment in a hospital.

For more information:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

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Gloucester County Division of Health Services


Information from NJ Department of Health


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