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Get Tested for COVID-19

Posted in: COVID Information, Employees

Free tests in Webster Hall for employees, students.

The University strongly recommends that all members of the campus community get tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before returning to campus after the winter break, or as soon as possible after you return, and whenever you have symptoms or may have been exposed.

“Even with the latest wave of the pandemic surging, it is important for us all to remember that we have a lot of tools in our public health toolbox that can help to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. One of those tools is testing,” says Stephanie Silvera, professor of Public Health and an expert on COVID-19.

“Knowing your exposure status and whether or not you are infected with COVID-19 can help keep us all safe. Testing before you come back to campus after the break, and then following the current isolation guidelines and cooperating with contact tracers, can help keep transmission low and keep our community safer.”

All employees and students can be tested at no cost in the on-campus testing center in Webster Hall. The center’s hours are:

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

You can also be tested off-campus before you come back and submit the result to Vax Check.

Off-campus options include a new testing site in East Orange that offers free PCR tests for all New Jersey residents. Visit the East Orange Health Department’s website for details.

Essex County will test any Montclair State University employee or student at its vaccination centers in Livingston, Newark and West Orange. No appointment is necessary – and tests are free. Just bring your University ID card if you’re not an Essex County resident. For locations and hours, visit this web page.

In addition, a number of localities throughout the state are opening or expanding testing facilities for the public. Read this NJ.com article to learn more. New York residents can find testing sites at the state’s COVID-19 information website.

Please note that the Webster Hall testing center is only open to students and employees. In addition, members of the University community who have approved exemptions from vaccination for medical or religious reasons must continue to be tested at Webster Hall.

For more information about how to find testing sites or to have a home test kit shipped to you, visit the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing information website or call 211.