Thursday, January 6, 2022
Atlantic County, in collaboration with AtlantiCare, will offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing starting Monday, January 10, 2022 in the Atlantic County Public Works Yard at Dolphin and Harvey avenues in Northfield. The site will offer PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic adults and children. Monday, January 10, appointment hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting Tuesday, January 11, appointments will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There will be no testing Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Appointments are required. Individuals must provide identification at their scheduled testing time.
“We are grateful for the support of AtlantiCare in helping us provide this drive-thru testing facility that will serve to better meet the current demand for testing and alleviate some of the stress on other locations,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “I encourage our residents to take advantage of this free public service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves, their families and our community.”
Individuals seeking a testing appointment should register online by visiting www.atlanticare.org/drivethrutest.
Those who receive testing can access their results approximately 48 to 72 hours after their testing by visiting www.atlanticare.org/drivethrutest.
“We anticipate being able to test 300 individuals a day,” said AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Larisa Goganzer, MSN, RN, chief “We continue to urge members of our community to be vaccinated and get the booster, to follow all COVID-19 precautions, and to seek care in the most appropriate setting. It is important that we embrace these steps to protect each other during this time of exceedingly high community spread.”
Scheduling capacity and test result time are subject to change.
The county had previously partnered with AtlantiCare for a drive-thru test facility before vaccines became available. Once vaccines were offered the demand for testing decreased sharply. But now that cases are on the rise and include breakthrough cases among those who have been vaccinated, the demand for testing has increased. Testing is also required by many employers for employees who are not vaccinated.