COVID-19

“Stop the Spread” COVID-19 Testing Available in Salem

FREE tests for Massachusetts residents and workers through December 31st

Massachusetts residents and workers can receive free COVID-19 testing as part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” initiative. Testing will be offered through December 31st. Testing is available via a drive-through or walk-up outside of Salem High School at 77 Willson Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Testing days and hours at Salem High School are as follows:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Testing will also be offered via walk-up inside at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square in Salem, Massachusetts on the following days and hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00PM to 7:00PM

No proof of insurance or citizenship is necessary. Testing is via nasal swab, administered by EMTs from Fallon Ambulance, and processed via RT PCR at the Broad Institute Laboratory. Test results are returned, whether positive or negative, to the resident within 36 hours. You do not need to be symptomatic, quarantining, or have been in proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in order to receive this testing.

In the event of sustained inclement weather, testing at the Salem High School site may be temporarily suspended or even cancelled for the day, depending on the severity of the weather.

If you have been tested and have not received your results within 36 hours, or have additional questions, please call 617-745-2100, extension 513.


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Updated: 10/08/2020