The Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site.

According to a press release, tests will be via appointment only, once a week, and the location of the testing site will be given to individuals who are approved for testing and have been explained the proper procedures.

At this time, testing will only be for CompleteCare patients, as well as Cape May County residents, who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath and that meet a certain criteria. Symptomatic first responders who are residents of the county will also be given priority testing.

In order to receive testing, individuals can go to CompleteCareNJ.org/COVID19 or call (609) 465-0258 and request to be screened.

“Most individuals have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home. If you can maintain your symptoms at home, we urge you to do so. Testing requires personal protective equipment, which we want to preserve for our first responders,” said Kevin Thomas, Health Officer, in a press release on the county's website.

Once an individual is approved for testing, a prescription will be electronically sent to the health department and Cape May County Department of Health will call the patient with an appointment time and location.

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