Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren has
requested that CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing in at
least one of their pharmacies located in Hunterdon County, in order to
increase testing that health officials say protects the community and
allows for a quicker reopening of businesses and other day-to-day
activities and events.
Van Doren wrote in a letter to the CEO of both companies, “Testing is
just as important to Hunterdon County residents as it is to residents in
other areas of New Jersey. CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies have free test
sites set up in some towns across the state, but none of those test site
locations are convenient and the closest pharmacy testing for COVID-19
is an hour from the county seat in Flemington.”
CVS has four pharmacies in the county and Rite Aid has two.
In Van Doren’s letter, he points out Hunterdon County has joined with
Somerset County to offer a COVID-19 testing site at Raritan Valley
Community College. The site has tested over 1,000 residents so far, but
support is needed to expand this endeavor.
“The most important thing that can be done for our residents is to
expand testing. Asking the CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies already in the
county to provide testing for COVID-19, as they already are doing in
other counties in the state, is a fair and reasonable request,” Van
According to the New Jersey COVID-19 Hub, testing is a priority for
health care workers and first responders, but recommends that any
resident with symptoms should get tested.
For a list of symptoms and a self-assessment tracker, visit the New
Jersey COVID-19 Hub website: