New Jersey Allows 18,000 Pharmacists to Give Covid-19 Tests
New Jersey authorized 18,000 pharmacists to give Covid-19 tests to residents without a prescription, boosting testing capacity as the state continues a gradual reopening, Governor Phil Murphy said.
“It’s the place they trust — the pharmacists they know,” Murphy said of those seeking tests. He saidCVS will offer self-swab tests around the state by the end of the month.
The governor also authorized the resumption of in-person auto, motorcycle and bicycle sales starting Wednesday morning, and issued guidance for the resumption of elective and non-urgent medical procedures next week.
New virus cases rose by 1,055 to 149,013, a 0.7% increase that matched the prior seven-day average.
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