Get tested in Massachusetts!

Testing for COVID-19 is widely available in Massachusetts.

You should get a test for COVID-19 if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 or 5 days following a known a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Using a COVID-19 Rapid Test

You can take a rapid test at home or anywhere.

They are easy to use and give you rapid results. Self-tests may be used if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19. PCR tests are not required to confirm rapid antigen test results.


Latest News, Advisories, and Updates about COVID-19 Testing

On January 11, the Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory on testing for COVID-19.

Massachusetts has secured 26 million rapid antigen test kits to be distributed over the next three months.

Massachusetts has shared guidance as to how municipalities, educational institutions, and other entities can purchase rapid test kits.

Emergency departments are for medical emergencies. Go to Find a COVID-19 test for a testing location near you or to VaxFinder.mass.gov for vaccination location.

Read all the latest updates

COVID-19 Testing Resources

What are the different types of COVID-19 testing? 

Learn about the different types of COVID-19 tests, how to get one, what to do with a positive result, and how to get help.

Why is COVID-19 testing important?

COVID-19 testing is an important way to protect your family, friends, and community. It will save lives and help keep MA headed in the right direction.

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