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NJ TRANSIT ADDS THREE MORE SITES FOR EMPLOYEE COVID-19 TESTING

New Locations In South Jersey Expand Employee Access

June 5, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT has increased access to COVID-19 testing, opening three additional testing sites for employees. The sites located in Trenton, Manahawkin and Toms River make accessing testing more convenient for NJ TRANSIT’s nearly 12,000 employees. The sites operate through an agreement with Agile Urgent Care and Accurate Diagnostics Lab.  NJ TRANSIT employees will be accepted for appointment-only testing, regardless of symptom status. 

The new COVID-19 testing sites for NJ TRANSIT employees are located at:

  • 515 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Trenton, NJ

  • 1364 Route 72 West, 1st Floor, Manahawkin, NJ

  • 9 Hospital Drive, Suite B8, Toms River, NJ

NJ TRANSIT has five testing sites throughout the state designated for employees. Testing sites are already operating at the American Dream Complex in Rutherford, NJ and the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Somerset, NJ. The ability to facilitate access to testing for employees will lead to quicker identification of cases, quicker treatment for those testing positive, and immediate isolation to prevent spread.

The prior NJ TRANSIT sponsored testing site at Rowan University’s Sewell Campus is no longer accepting appointments.

NJ TRANSIT’s RESPONSE TO COVID-19

NJ TRANSIT continues enhanced cleaning efforts to include disinfecting vehicles every 24 hours. Hard surface cleaning and disinfecting typically includes handholds, arm rests, seating areas and restrooms.

Our enhanced cleaning regimen in stations includes additional disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints such as ticket vending machines, handrails, door handles. In major stations and terminals, this occurs once every shift.

The cleaning agents used in this effort are deemed effective for these purposes and contain anti-viral components such as bleach/water mixes and other disinfectant sprays. Areas regularly cleaned include doors, door knobs, windows, benches, partitions, trash cans, elevators, escalators, handrails, ledges, all restrooms and floor surfaces and all floor mats. 

NJ TRANSIT has a dedicated web page offering a centralized location to highlight the many initiatives the agency has undertaken to protect customers and employees against COVID-19. The web page, njtransit.com/COVID19, is available on both desktop and through the mobile app.

In addition to outlining the steps the agency has taken, the website also includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Posters reminding customers of best-practices to prevent the spread of germs have been installed on NJ TRANSIT vehicles throughout the system. 

NJ TRANSIT is closely engaged with the New Jersey Department of Health and other state and federal resources to carefully monitor, and if need be, respond to emergent health concerns that have the ability to impact customers and employees.

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the following preventative steps for the coronavirus:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, then wash hands 

For more information, please visit the following websites: New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/; the CDC: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00427.asp.

Travel Advice:

  • Sign up for the My Transit alert system on njtransit.com, which delivers travel advisories for your specific trip to your cell phone via email or text.
  • Allow extra time getting to and from your destination. 
  • Listen closely to public address announcements at stations for late-breaking service information.

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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