City of Cambridge to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing in North Cambridge on June 9, 11, and 13

The City of Cambridge announced that free COVID-19 testing will be offered in North Cambridge next week on June 9, 11, and 13. Cambridge residents age 8 and older are welcome, regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Testing is available for residents with symptoms, as well as those who feel well. The site is offering viral testing using a nasal swab that detects a current infection. Residents should consider getting tested if they:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • Do not have symptoms, but live in a household with someone who has a COVID-19 infection or feel they have been exposed to the virus in another way.

Testing will be offered by appointment from 12 p.m.–8 p.m at Jefferson Park Clinic, 266-B Rindge Avenue on Tuesday, June 9, Thursday, June 11, and Saturday, June 13.

Appointments can be made by phone at 617-665-3795 or online: https://covid-test.appointlet.com/s/cambridge. Parking is available in the back of the building.

We are pleased to further expand the testing capacity in the city. It is important for us to provide convenient COVID-19 testing options directly in our neighborhoods that are potential hot spots,” said Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale in a joint statement. “We encourage all community members, regardless of immigration or health insurance status, to take advantage of the no-cost testing options available to all Cambridge residents.”

The initiative, which is being funded by the City of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and coordinated by the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD), is a collaboration with the Broad Institute, the Cambridge Fire Department, Pro EMS, and other city partners.

The City is committed to identifying new resources to help residents and businesses navigate this difficult time. For more information and to sign up to receive updates on COVID-19, please visit the City’s dedicated information page: https://www.cambridgema.gov/covid19

Page was posted on 6/4/2020 5:27 PM
Page was last modified on 6/4/2020 5:27 PM
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