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COVID-19 Testing for Child Care

Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) will be offering No-Cost COVID-19 drive-through testing for the child care community at locations across Massachusetts. Get Tested. Testing for COVID-19 is widely available in Massachusetts and critically important to preventing the spread.

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COVID-19 Testing Available:

Eligibility: Those eligible for No-Cost COVID-19 testing include enrolled children, child care providers /staff, as well as household members who have:

  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have had close contact with anyone with COVID-19, OR
  • Have had possible exposure to anyone with COVID-19

No appointment is necessary. EEC provider license # is required at the time of test.

Results: Turn-around time for test results is 24-48 hours.

About the Test: The testing sites, operated by Visit Healthcare , will provide no-cost PCR tests using a simple lower nose swab. Test results will be sent through a secure online portal in 48 hours or less which will support programs to react quickly to symptoms and possible exposures.

COVID-19 Testing Available: Questions? Please call 1-866-888-4003

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Sites for Child Care flyer
July 2021 COVID-19 testing schedule
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June 28

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

 June 29

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

June 30

Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

 July 1

Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

3

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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INDEPENDENCE
DAY

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Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

6

Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

7

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

8

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

9

Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

10

Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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12

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

13

Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

14

Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Braintree
Dalton
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Braintree
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Braintree
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Braintree
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Braintree
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Braintree
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Athol
Braintree
Plymouth
Swansea
Tewksbury
Westfield

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Braintree
Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

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Braintree
​​​​​​​Franklin
Swansea
Sturbridge
Tewksbury

* Dalton at 514 Main St. (First Congregational Church) (site open through July 16th)

*Plymouth at 6 Lincoln St., Rear Parking Lot (Nathaniel Morton School)

NO COST COVID-19 testing will be available 10:00 am – 6:00 pm for child care educators, staff, enrolled children, and household members.

Available at the following Massachusetts locations 6 days a week:

  • Braintree at 250 Granite St. (South Shore Plaza)
  • Swansea at 330 Swansea Mall Dr. (Bay Coast Bank)
  • Tewksbury at 365 East Street (Parking lot S)

And at the following locations on a rotating schedule:

  • Athol at 233 Reservoir Dr. (in front of Hobby Lobby)
  • Dalton at 514 Main St. (First Congregational Church)
  • Franklin at 598 Beaver St. (Chilson Beach)
  • Plymouth at 180 Water St., Water 4 Lot (enter on Lothrop St.)
  • Sturbridge at 369 Main St. (Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges)
  • Westfield at 577 Western Ave. (Westfield State South Parking Lot)

The Baker-Polito Administration announced it will cover the costs of COVID-19 testing at sites dedicated to early education providers. In January, the Administration partnered with private and philanthropic funders, including supporters from the Massachusetts Early Education Funder Collaborative and BayCoast Bank, to launch a pilot COVID-19 testing program dedicated to providing on-demand PCR testing to child care providers and the families they serve to ensure easy access to testing when there is suspected COVID-19 exposure. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) set up nine rotating drive-through testing sites throughout the Commonwealth, which are only open only to child care providers and individuals affiliated with programs.

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