Commonwealth’s “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 Testing in Salem

Free COVID-19 tests through December 31st
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NOTE: CHANGE IN TESTING DAYS/TIMES FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK

Date

Location

Hours

Method

Saturday, Nov. 21

Salem High School

10am-4pm

Drive-thru

Monday, Nov. 23

Old Town Hall

9am-4pm

Walk-up

Monday, Nov. 23

Salem High School

3pm-8pm

Drive-thru

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Old Town Hall

9am-4pm

Walk-up

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Salem High School

3pm-8pm

Drive-thru

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Old Town Hall

9am-1pm

Walk-up

Saturday, Nov. 28

Salem High School

10am-3pm

Drive-thru

Massachusetts residents can receive free COVID-19 testing as part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” initiative. Testing in Salem will be offered through December 31st.

Testing in Salem is available via a drive-through outside of Salem High School, 77 Wilson Street, on the following days and hours. You can pre-register by clicking this link to speed up the testing process; pre-registration is not required.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Testing is also be offered via walk-up inside at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, on the following days and hours. You can pre-register by clicking this link to speed up the testing process; pre-registration is not required.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Testing will not take place on holidays. 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 48 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. If you have been tested and have not received your results within 48 hours, or have additional questions, please call 617-745-2100, extension 513.

Residents can also receive free COVID-19 testing at any of the Stop the Spread sites throughout the Commonwealth. For a complete list of Stop the Spread testing sites in Massachusetts, please visit www.mass.gov/stopthespread.

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