Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners today announced that the no-cost, COVID-19 testing station inside the Student Center at the County College of Morris (CCM) will be open four days a week, effective this Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
The tests are available by appointment only, and appointments are being accepted now for testing on Fridays as well as Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No one will be permitted to walk into the facility without an appointment, and appointments must be scheduled on-line through the Morris County COVID-19 Information website. Proof of residency or proof of employment within Morris County will be required upon arrival at the Student Center for the appointment. While individuals scheduling a test will not be charged for the service, they will be asked to provide information about whether they have health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or no healthcare coverage.
Individuals will be limited to two, no-cost tests per month.
Please monitor the COVID-19 information page on the Morris County website to learn of any changes in the testing schedule at CCM or updates on other testing programs.
Vault Health Saliva Test
The test being made available at CCM is a saliva test provided by Vault Health and developed by Rutgers University. It is as accurate as the nasal swab. The test only detects active COVID-19 infection. The test will not determine if an individual has antibodies indicating past exposure to COVID-19.
The test is the same as the at-home saliva test that had been offered last month, but discontinued this week.
Anyone who makes an appointment for the test will be required not to eat, drink or chew gum at least 30 minutes prior to having the test administered.
Directions and Precautions
Parking at CCM for people with appointments will be reserved in Lot 6, where individuals using public transportation to and from CCM also may board or disembark from a bus. To find directions to CCM and learn more about public transportation options to and from the campus, please go to the CCM website.
Everyone arriving at the campus is required to wear a protective face covering or mask from the time they arrive in the parking lot to the time they leave.