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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.

UPDATES TO EEC’s NO COST COVID-19 TESTING SITES STARTING APRIL 1, 2021:

We’re making some adjustments to improve availability for you.

  • All locations will now be open from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
  • Three of the sites are moving to 6 days a week to increase testing availability.
  • A new site in Tewksbury is launching to replace the Billerica site.
  • No appointment needed.

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

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites for Child Care
May 2021 COVID-19 testing schedule
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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.

Note: Programs should continue to follow all protocols in the COVID-19 Child Care Playbook including daily health attestations, visual screenings, and reporting positive test results to the appropriate entity.

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