As the need for coronavirus tests produced by the holidays appears to be on the decline, Ocean County will again modify the hours at the Ocean County College drive thru testing site.
Beginning the week of Feb. 8, the COVID-19 drive thru testing site will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, reducing the days from four to three.
“By monitoring the testing, we know we again can efficiently provide the same number of tests and meet the needs of our residents while scaling back to three days a week,” said Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Daniel Regenye. “The change will help assist in staffing our coronavirus vaccination clinics in the County.”
There will be no testing done on Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15 due to the Presidents Day holiday.
By increasing the number of appointments taken hourly, close to 400 tests can be administered per day.
“While we are not seeing appointments as of right now for 400 tests on a given day, if the need arises again we can manage it,” Regenye said. “We are averaging about 240 tests each day we are open.”