Salem residents and workers can receive free COVID-19 testing as part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” initiative. Testing will be offered six days a week August 17th through September 30th via drive-through or walk-up outside of Salem High School at 77 Willson Street. Testing days and hours are as follows:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. except for Saturday, September 12th which will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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 may be temporarily suspended or even cancelled for the day, depending on the severity of the weather.