COVID-19 Testing: Child Care Settings

Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) offers COVID-19 testing for the Massachusetts child care community.

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Testing for Child Care Program

NOTE: Consistent with recently updated COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance, EEC will continue providing tests to EEC-licensed providers through at least December 2022.  EEC will phase out the Testing For Child Care protocols effective June 30, 2022. Staff in child care and out-of-school time settings should continue to adhere to protocols previously issued by EEC.

EEC launched the Testing for Child Care Program, to provide EEC-affiliated child care programs access to free COVID-19 tests, resources, training, and protocols. The program enables providers to help ensure children and staff have access to COVID-19 testing and can safely continue attending care. This program is designed to help minimize program closures while maximizing health and safety.     

The EEC COVID-19 Healthline will continue to be available, in English and Spanish, to EEC-affiliated programs through August 2022 to support the implementation of the recently updated guidance and other COVID-19-related inquiries.  You can contact the EEC Covid-19 Healthline with any Covid-19-related questions by calling 857-488-4418 or via email at 

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Find a MA COVID-19 Test Near You

COVID-19 test sites are still widely available throughout Massachusetts. Find a site near you


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