COVID Testing

Free Rapid Antigen Tests

Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free, at-home, rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Each order now includes 8 tests that will arrive in 2 separate packages (4 tests in each package). Packages will ship free. To order yours today, visit

Free City-Sponsored PCR Testing

The City is no longer offering City-sponsored PCR testing.

"Stop the Spread"

The Commonwealth is no longer offering COVID-19 testing at any previous Stop the Spread site. Stop the Spread sites are closed.

COVID Testing Information

COVID-19 testing is an important way to protect your family, friends, and community. It will save lives and help keep our community headed in the right direction.

Walk-in or testing by appointment is widely available in Beverly and throughout Massachusetts - please visit: to find a test near you.

At-home testing kits are widely available throughout Massachusetts - often at pharmacies and drug stores. Massachusetts insurance companies are no longer offering reimbursement for any at-home test kits. 

Testing is recommended if:

  • You were in close quarters with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for an extended period of time (more than 15 minutes)
  • Someone in your household has COVID-19
  • You have a fever over 100.5 combined with any of the following symptoms:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • You have uncommon COVID-19 symptoms (sore throat, nasal congestion, upset stomach, cough without a fever) AND has any contact with someone who has COVID-19