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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

Massachusetts COVID Testing Sites October 2021
October 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.

Testing is 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)
  • Franklin at 598 Beaver St. (Chilson Beach)
  • Plymouth at 33 Lothrop St., Water 4 Lot
  • 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.

Additional Resources

Find a COVID-19 Test

Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is widely available in Massachusetts. Find a site near you.

Pooled Covid-19 Testing for Early Education Sector

Early education programs across the state can now test all staff, educators, and children (2 years and older) weekly. Neighborhood Villages, with funding from EEC, is now offering a no-cost pooled testing program to all Massachusetts licensed early education and care programs, both center-based and family child care providers.
Visit https://www.maearlyedtesting.com/ for more information.

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