COVID-19 testing surges in NJ with work mandates, possible school exposures

State says it will have the capacity to provide tests for all

There’s a surge in New Jersey of people who need COVID-19 tests. Driven by new mandates for testing, they show up to spit saliva in tubes or offer their noses for a swab. Lines are forming at pharmacies, clinics and county test sites across the state.

Some need to show proof of negative tests to keep their jobs or to go to school. Others were sent by school districts like West Caldwell, which discovered four staff and three students have possibly exposed others to the coronavirus since Sept. 5. The state says that New Jersey will have the capacity to provide tests for all.

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