HOBOKEN, NJ – After administering 60,000 coronavirus tests to residents and workers of Hoboken since the pandemic began in March 2020, the city announced on Friday it would close its one-stop test site in upscale neighborhoods – the first in New Jersey.
During the confused start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 – when testing was scarce and the virus was still poorly understood – the city of Hoboken partnered with Riverside Medical Group to run the first public rapid testing site in New Jersey, a site outside the city’s northern border.
On Friday, Bhalla thanked Dr Raj Brahmbhatt and the Riverside Medical Group team for their service during the pandemic, as well as the team of CERT volunteers who handled the appointment calls.
The city’s coronavirus count began to drop late last month for the first time since the fall, as the city ramps up vaccination programs. More than 94 percent of people over 65 in the city have now received at least one dose of vaccination. READ MORE: Here are the percentages of Hoboken residents vaccinated against COVID, by age group
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People 12 and older can get vaccinated at various clinics, pharmacies and doctors’ offices around the city, such as this clinic scheduled for Saturday.
“Hoboken CERT is incredibly proud of the role we have played, providing information and helping to register citizens and employees for COVID-19 testing through our call center,” said Hoboken CERT Sgt. Jack Silbert. “It has been an honor to work with Riverside Medical Group, who have impressed us with their efficiency and prompt response to all of the urgent cases that we have brought to their attention. “
In addition to the COVID-19 test, Riverside Medical Group helped Hoboken vaccinate 4,300 residents and community members.
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