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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Framingham

Polito Administration announced an expansion of its “Stop the Spread” initiative, which provides free COVID-19 testing in targeted communities, with new testing site in Framingham.
For immediate release:
8/03/2020
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Framingham

Sarah Finlaw, COVID-19 Command Center

BostonToday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced an expansion of its “Stop the Spread” initiative, which provides free COVID-19 testing in targeted communities across the Commonwealth, with a new testing site in Framingham.

This site joins testing sites in 16 other communities - Agawam, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, Taunton, and Worcester.

The Stop the Spread initiative is a data-driven focused effort to reduce the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities that are above the state average in total cases, positive test rate, and have experienced a decline in testing levels since April. All residents of these 17 communities, including asymptomatic individuals, are urged to get tested at one of these locations. While these sites are being launched in these communities, they are open to all residents of the Commonwealth.

Framingham’s 14-day average positive test rate increased from 1.82% on July 8th to 3.09% on July 29th.

Residents of the 17 communities can visit mass.gov/stopthespread to find testing locations, which will be available through August 14.

Residents are reminded that if they test positive for COVID-19, please answer the call when they are contacted by the Community Tracing Collaborative or their local board of health. Also, any individual who needs a safe place to isolate can call (617) 367-5150 to access an isolation and recovery site at no cost.

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Framingham

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

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