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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Launches Priority COVID-19 Testing for Public Safety Personnel

A drive-through test site will offer priority COVID-19 testing for symptomatic public safety personnel
For immediate release:
4/06/2020
  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Launches Priority COVID-19 Testing for Public Safety Personnel

Jake Wark, Director of Communications

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FOXBOROThe Baker-Polito Administration announced that a priority COVID-19 testing site served about 185 symptomatic first responders on its opening day yesterday and is expected to exceed that number today. 

The drive-through site will perform up to 200 tests per day for police officers, firefighters, and other personnel who perform critical public safety functions and are experiencing one or more designated symptoms.

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security partnered with the New England Patriots; the Department of Correction; DOC’s contracted medical provider, Wellpath; and Quest Diagnostics to provide the free service at Gillette Stadium.

Eligible public safety personnel can obtain testing at the site through their departments.  Testing is performed by appointment, utilizing a scheduling call center provided by EOPSS.  The testing site operates seven days per week, providing test results within 24 to 48 hours.

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Launches Priority COVID-19 Testing for Public Safety Personnel

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