On November 18, 2020, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that Mercer County, in partnership with Vault Health Services, will offer free COVID-19 testing on November 24 and December 1.

Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., residents can stop by the CURE Insurance Arena at 81 Hamilton Ave. The saliva test is available to County residents 14 years or older and anyone employed as a first responder or health care worker in Mercer County.

Testing will be limited to 600 people [300 on each of the two days] but additional pop-up testing sites will be scheduled around the County in the near future.

If you want to avoid the lines, Mercer County also offers an at-home saliva test for COVID-19. The at-home test can be requested by visiting www.mercercares.org. If you need help with the online registration process, assistance will be available Tuesday at the arena.

Those going to the arena for in-person testing should use Parking Lot 2 off South Broad Street to access Gate A. Residents are advised to bring identification to show Mercer County residency and a smartphone or tablet if available. No prescription is necessary.

Additionally, those being tested are advised to avoid eating, drinking, chewing gum or smoking 30 minutes prior to taking the test.

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