Seton Hall to Hold Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing November 19

by The Village Green
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From Seton Hall University:

In partnership with the Village of South Orange and Essex County, Seton Hall University will serve as a COVID-19 testing site.

The County-provided testing, which comes on the heels of increased cases across the United States and New Jersey, is free and available to all residents of Essex County along with students, faculty, staff and administrators of Seton Hall.

“Seton Hall is pleased to partner with the Village of South Orange and Essex County to serve our community in this time of need,” said University President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. “At Seton Hall we have devoted substantial resources to the fight against COVID-19, but it is clear that defeating this virus will take coordination and teamwork. We are honored to join with Village President Sheena Collum and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. to expand that fight in aid of our neighbors.”

The testing, which will be conducted as “drive-through,” is scheduled for the University’s South Orange campus on November 19 and will be completely administered by Essex County officials.

“We are in the midst of a second wave,” added Collum. “To effectively fight this virus and protect the citizens of South Orange and Essex County we must all work together and devote the resources available to keep our communities safe and healthy.”

Among the first universities to respond to the pandemic, Seton Hall has invested over $7 million in environmental health and safety measures at its campuses in South Orange, Newark, and Nutley/Clifton. The University is guided by its Restart Plan, the result of a collective, months-long effort of more than 140 Seton Hall University faculty, clergy, administrators, staff, and students, along with regular consultation with local, state and national health experts.

Those who wish to learn more about the on-site testing, schedule a test – or volunteer in the effort against COVID-19 in Essex County as medical screeners, test site support staff or contact tracers – are encouraged to visit here.

An online version of this release may be found here.


One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been showing the world what great minds can do since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous academic programs, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Seton Hall embraces students of all religions and prepares them to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. In recent years, the University has achieved extraordinary success. Since 2009, it has seen record-breaking undergraduate enrollment growth and an impressive 110-point increase in the average SAT scores of incoming freshmen. In the past decade, Seton Hall students and alumni have received more than 30 Fulbright Scholarships as well as other prestigious academic honors, including Boren Awards, Pickering Fellowships, Udall Scholarships and a Rhodes Scholarship. The University is also proud to be among the most diverse national Catholic universities in the country.

During the past five years, the University has invested more than $165 million in new campus buildings and renovations. And in 2015, Seton Hall launched a School of Medicine as well as a College of Communication and the Arts. The University’s beautiful main campus in suburban South Orange, N.J. is only 14 miles from New York City — offering students a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Seton Hall’s nationally recognized School of Law is located prominently in downtown Newark. The University’s Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus in Clifton and Nutley, N.J. opened in the summer of 2018. The IHS campus houses the University’s College of Nursing, School of Health and Medical Sciences and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

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