Mercer County is now operating an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. Your doctor must fax your prescription to the site's appointment makers. Those who show up and who do not have an appointment will not be able to be tested. If you are symptomatic and need testing you must contact your doctor who will fax a prescription to the test site. The fax number is: (609) 630-4031.

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Important Return to Work information for MCBOSS Employees here

N.J. Dept. of Health COVID-19 Dashboard updates positive-test cases by county daily. Mercer County releases no identifiers other than the number of cases seen in Mercer County. Mercer does not tally by municipality. Click here to subscribe to Mercer bulletins.

For information on COVID-19:

General questions? Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211; Text your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance.

COVID-19  Updates from Mercer County

Most Mercer County-run facilities are closed due to the COVID-19. More information here.

Mercer County Employees COVID-19 Temporary Time & Attendance Provisions


Mercer County Loan Fund

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The Mercer County Loan Fund is a revolving loan fund that provides from $25,000 to $250,000 for start-up and expanding businesses in Mercer County.

Together with the Mercer County Loan Fund Program, Regional Business Assistance Corporation (RBAC) provides business mentoring and loans for start-up and existing businesses that cannot access financing from traditional lending sources.

What Can You Borrow For?

  • Real Estate
  • Furniture
  • Equipment
  • Inventory
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Working Capital

To apply you must submit an application along with a $30 application fee to the Regional Business Assistance Corporation (RBAC). Applications should be submitted through the Mercer County Office of Economic Development.

Applications can be obtained from the Mercer County Office of Economic Development or downloaded from RBAC's website.

Loan Package Requirements

  • The business must be located in Mercer County
  • Completed & signed application along with $30 application fee
  • Three years of personal income tax returns and W2’s
  • Three years of business tax returns (if already in business)
  • Business plan for all start-ups
  • Financial projections
  • Copy of draft lease (if applicable)
  • Evidence of owner’s contribution to the project
  • Copy of operating agreement for all corporations and LLC/P’s
  • Evidence that the business is current on all state payroll and sales taxes

For more information on the loan program or to schedule a meeting, please call the Office of Economic Development at 609-989-6555.