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Baker-Polito Administration announces pop-up COVID-19 testing sites for large gathering participants



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BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Commonwealth for individuals who have recently participated in large gatherings. These free testing sites will be available at over 50 sites throughout the Commonwealth on Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th. The Administration is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19 at one of these sites. Test results will be provided to each participant confidentially, and participants are encouraged to share these results with their doctors.

Social distancing, wearing face coverings, the frequent use of disinfectant and handwashing have been important to the Commonwealth’s efforts to decrease the number and rate of newly confirmed positive cases. COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are in close contact. Some people do not have symptoms but may have the virus and could spread the virus to others, including family members.

The Administration has worked with partners across the Commonwealth to provide these sites including Baystate Health, Berkshire Medical Center, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Brockton Community Health Center, Brookside Community Health Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Community Health Connections, CVS, Fairview Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Lynn Community Health Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Chelsea, Outer Cape Health Services, Manet Community Health Center, and UMass Medical Center.

To date, Massachusetts has tested more than 700,000 people for COVID-19. On average, 10,000 individuals are tested each day, comprising 4.4% of the state’s population each month. The state currently has capacity at 45 labs to perform up to 30,000 COVID-19 tests per day, and its nursing home testing strategies have been replicated by states across the country.

The pop-up testing sites include:

Brockton 470 Forest Ave. 844-483-7819 12-7pm Appointment only
Cambridge 163 Gore Street 617-665-2928 9am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
Chelsea 151 Everett Ave Walk-in or by appointment
Fitchburg 130 Water Street 978-878-8100 9am-4pm Walk-in only
Gardner 175 Connors Street 978-878-8100 9am-12pm, 1-4pm Walk-in only
Great Barrington10 Maple Ave 855-262-5465 12-7pm Appointment only
Greenfield 164 High Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Harwich Port 710 MA-28 508-905-2801 8am-7pm Appointments preferred
Jamaica Plain 3297 Washington St 617-522-4700 9am-6:30pm Walk-in only
Lawrence MVTRA Lot, Canal St 978-946-8409 9am-7pm Appointments preferred
Lynn 9 Buffum Street 781-581-3900 8:30am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
Malden 195 Canal Street 617-665-2928 9am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
North Quincy 110 W Squantum St 617-376-3000 10am-8pm Appointments preferred
Pittsfield 725 North Street 855-262-5465 12-7pm Appointment only
Provincetown 49 Harry Kemp Way 508-905-2801 8am-7pm Appointments preferred
Randolph 32 South Main Street 781-607-4355 10am-6pm Call ahead
Somerville 230 Highland Ave 617-665-2928 9am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
Springfield 140 High Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Springfield 380 Plainfield Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Springfield 298 Carew Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Ware 85 South Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Wellfleet 3130 US 6 508-905-2801 8am-7pm Appointments preferred
Westfield 57 Union Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Worcester 55 Lake Ave N 508-334-1052 8:30am-7pm Drive through or walk-in

In addition to the above locations, you can visit one of the CVS testing locations listed below. All CVS sites are appointment-only and will be open 9am-6pm.

To make an appointment, go to Where the form asks “Have you been prioritized by your state or local health department for testing? (e.g., for public health monitoring)?” select “Yes.”

CVS testing locations

Bellingham 370 Pulaski Boulevard
Bridgewater 9-19 Summer Street
Burlington 34 Cambridge Street
Carver 100D North Main Street
Charlton 142 Worcester Road
Chelsea 1010 Revere Beach Parkway
Danvers 311 Newbury Street
East Falmouth 419 East Falmouth Highway
Haverhill 150 Lafayette Square
Holbrook 480 North Franklin Street
Holbrook 842 South Franklin Street
Ipswich 114 Central Street
Lawrence 266 Broadway
Lowell 32 Reiss Avenue
New Bedford 136 Ashley Boulevard
Northampton 366 King Street
Pittsfield 107 West Street
Raynham 266 Route 44
Salem 272 Highland Avenue
Salisbury 2 Lafayette Road
Shrewsbury 720 Boston Turnpike Road
Southwick 215 College Highway
Waltham 800 Lexington Street
West Springfield 928 Riverdale Street
Westport 599 State Road
Winchendon 301 Central Street
Worcester 481 Lincoln Street
Worcester 44 West Boylston Street
Wrentham 652 South Street

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