Massachusetts is launching more than 50 pop-up coronavirus test sites for people who participated in protests

Here's the complete list.

Demonstrators hold up their hands and chant "hands up, don't shoot" during a protest Saturday on Boston Common. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

Massachusetts has seen the rate of positive COVID-19 tests drop 90 percent over the last two months. But after two weeks of mass protests against racial injustice, officials in the hard-hit state are ramping up efforts to monitor the disease.

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that his administration is making 52 free COVID-19 testing sites available this week for anyone who has recently participated in a large gathering, given the risk of the virus spreading through groups of people in close contact with each other.

The pop-up testing sites — which include hospitals, health centers, and CVS pharmacies — will be open Wednesday and Thursday on a walk-in or appointment-only basis (or both), depending on the the location.

Tests results will be provided confidentially (view the full list of sites below or on the state’s website).

“We certainly support people’s rights to express their views peacefully but we need to keep up our fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 here in Massachusetts,” Baker said, noting that many people who are infected by the virus remain asymptomatic and could spread it to family members and other close contacts.

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Baker said there have been 300 events “of one kind of another” across Massachusetts with more than 100 people. And while the governor noted that the recent demonstrations were not the first time the state had seen protests during the pandemic, he said they “certainly” had the most participants and coincided with the state’s phased reopening, when “more and more people are moving around with each other.”


“Many of them had more than 1,000,” Baker said. “And while [at] a lot of them, people wore face coverings and they were outdoors and people were moving, there was also a lot of chanting and yelling and those — right up there with singing — is one of the things that a lot of the medical community worries about.”

Under the two-day testing initiative, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said the state hopes to provide 10,000 additional test a day, which would effectively double the current number of daily tests conducted throughout Massachusetts. The additional capacity was created through both expanded sites and expanded hours at existing test sites for symptomatic individuals and people who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The new pop-up sites come a week after the city of Boston launched a two-day walk-in testing center similarly aimed at individuals who had participated in protests. According to Sudders, city officials had expected to conduct an additional 1,000 tests a day at the Roxbury site; they ultimately tested between 1,200 to 1,500 individuals each day.

Officials in Boston are still waiting for data on the results of those tests. And it remains too early to determine whether the recent protests have contributed to any increase in COVID-19 cases, according to Baker, who noted that it usually takes at least two weeks for people to develop symptoms.

Massachusetts still has the third most deaths due to the coronavirus of any state in the country.

However, even as the number of new coronavirus cases increase in more than 20 other states that began reopening earlier, Baker said Monday that Massachusetts has continued to see “very positive progress.” And in addition to the “amazing work” residents had already done, he said that getting tested this week was “another important way to play your part.”


“Please, if you were at a large gathering in the last couple of weeks, check out the website and find a testing site near you,” Baker said.

Read the full list of sites below:

City Name Address Phone Number Hours Details
Brockton Brockton Organizations COVID Response Site (BOCRS) Tent 470 Forest Ave. 844-483-7819 12-7pm Appointment only
Cambridge Cambridge Health Alliance Testing Tent 163 Gore Street 617-665-2928 9am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
Chelsea MGH Chelsea 151 Everett Ave Walk-in or by appointment
Fitchburg Community Health Connections 130 Water Street 978-878-8100 9am-4pm Walk-in only
Gardner Community Health Connections 175 Connors Street 978-878-8100 9am-12pm, 1-4pm Walk-in only
Great Barrington Fairview Hospital 10 Maple Ave 855-262-5465 12-7pm Appointment only
Greenfield Baystate Franklin Medical Center 164 High Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Harwich Port Outer Cape Health Services 710 MA-28 508-905-2801 8am-7pm Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome
Jamaica Plain Brigham Health – Brookside Community Health Center 3297 Washington St 617-522-4700 9am-6:30pm Walk-in only
Lawrence Lawrence General Hospital MVTRA Lot, Canal St 978-946-8409 9am-7pm Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome
Lynn Lynn Community Health Center 9 Buffum Street 781-581-3900 8:30am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
Malden Cambridge Health Alliance Testing Tent 195 Canal Street 617-665-2928 9am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
North Quincy Manet Community Health Center 110 W Squantum St 617-376-3000 10am-8pm Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome
Pittsfield Berkshire Medical Center 725 North Street 855-262-5465 12-7pm Appointment only
Provincetown Outer Cape Health Services 49 Harry Kemp Way 508-905-2801 8am-7pm Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome
Randolph Beth Israel 32 South Main Street 781-607-4355 10am-6pm Call ahead
Somerville Cambridge Health Alliance Testing Tent 230 Highland Ave 617-665-2928 9am-7pm Walk-in or by appointment
Springfield Baystate High Street Health Center 140 High Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Springfield Baystate Brightwood Health Center 380 Plainfield Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Springfield Baystate Health 298 Carew Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Ware Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center 85 South Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Wellfleet Outer Cape Health Services 3130 US 6 508-905-2801 8am-7pm Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome
Westfield Baystate Health 57 Union Street 413-795-8378 8am-4pm Appointment only
Worcester UMass Memorial University Campus 55 Lake Ave N 508-334-1052 8:30am-7pm Drive through or walk-in

CVS testing locations

All CVS sites are appointment-only and will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To make an appointment, go to Where the form asks “Have you been prioritized by your state or local health department for testing? (e.g., for public health monitoring)?” select “Yes.”

City Address
Bellingham 370 Pulaski Boulevard
Bridgewater 9-19 Summer Street
Burlington 34 Cambridge Street
Carver 100D North Main Street
Charlton 142 Worcester Road
Chelsea 1010 Revere Beach Parkway
Danvers 311 Newbury Street
East Falmouth 419 East Falmouth Highway
Haverhill 150 Lafayette Square
Holbrook 480 North Franklin Street
Holbrook 842 South Franklin Street
Ipswich 114 Central Street
Lawrence 266 Broadway
Lowell 32 Reiss Avenue
New Bedford 136 Ashley Boulevard
Northampton 366 King Street
Pittsfield 107 West Street
Raynham 266 Route 44
Salem 272 Highland Avenue
Salisbury 2 Lafayette Road
Shrewsbury 720 Boston Turnpike Road
Southwick 215 College Highway
Waltham 800 Lexington Street
West Springfield 928 Riverdale Street
Westport 599 State Road
Winchendon 301 Central Street
Worcester 481 Lincoln Street
Worcester 44 West Boylston Street
Wrentham 652 South Street

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