"Stop the Spread" COVID-19 Testing Available in Salem
Free tests for Massachusetts residents and workers through December 31.
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 31. 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 pm to 6 pm
- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm
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 am to 2 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm
Testing Administration & Results
No proof of insurance or citizenship is necessary. Testing is via nasal swab, administered by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from Fallon Ambulance, and processed via real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (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.
Further Information or Questions About Results
If you have been tested and have not received your results within 36 hours, or have additional questions, please call 617-745-2100, ext. 513.
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