Child care affiliated individuals, including educators, staff, children, and household members, will have access to eight rotating testing locations operating 6 days a week with both daytime and evening hours. This new testing opportunity is in addition to the existing resources available in Massachusetts including Stop the Spread testing locations, local testing programs, and testing through primary care doctors.
The sites, operated by Visit Healthcare and open to child care affiliated individuals only, will provide no-cost PCR tests using a simple lower nose swab. Test results will be sent through a secure on-line portal in 48 hours or less which will support programs to react quickly to symptoms and possible exposures. Tests will be available to child care affiliated individuals who are symptomatic, have been identified as close contacts, or who were possibly exposed. More information, including locations and hours can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-testing-for-child-care