The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer at-home COVID-19 testing for those over the age six who are able to produce saliva. The saliva collection test for COVID-19 has the same effectiveness as the nasal swab test. This test is performed under the supervision of a Vault Medical Services healthcare provider through a video telehealth visit eliminating the risk of person-to-person exposure to the virus. Note that individuals desiring tests must have personal access to zoom or have access to zoom through a friend, colleague or social worker. Test results are generally available 72 hours after a specimen's arrival at the Rutgers' lab. Those needing time sensitive results in advance of a doctor's visit or travel are advised to use other testing options.
These tests are available to all residents of Burlington County. Tests are also available to all healthcare and social service workers (including those working in group homes, long-term care facilities or shelters) and first responders working in Burlington County. Workers who work in environments that include routine contact with fellow employees and the public such as in food service establishments, childcare settings and schools are likewise eligible for testing. First responders, healthcare workers and other essential employees that work in Burlington County but reside outside of Burlington County must present work identification in addition to information that identifies a Burlington County home address.
In order to make our funding for testing last longer, federal rules now require Burlington County to collect health insurance information from those being tested for COVID-19. Please provide your health insurance company name, member identification number and group number. Upload the front and back of your health insurance card into this eligibility portal. Under a federal law called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed on March 18, 2020 all forms of public and private insurance must cover FDA-approved COVID-19 tests with no out-of-pocket costs to insured persons. Lack of insurance will not prevent you from using at-home COVID-19 testing.
To register for your at-home testing kit, you must first register to verify your Burlington County residency or your work in a critical or essential enterprise. Following your submission and verification, you will receive a digital link via email. You must use your test kit within 72 hours.
People who are homeless can provide identification from a social worker or homeless shelter coordinator.
People who were recently released from jail or prison can provide legal imprisonment, conviction or release papers that include the name, social security number and all possible aliases used in the past. The work identification of a prison/probation official may also be used.
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Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps below to help protect other people in your home and community.
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