Free COVID-19 Testing to be Offered on Thursdays Only Beginning July 1; No Appointments Needed

Beginning Thursday, July 1, the City of Cambridge will offer free COVID-19 testing one day per week on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. inside the CambridgeSide Mall. No appointment is needed.

Thursday testing at the CambridgeSide Mall will no longer be drive-through testing by motor vehicle but will become a walk-in testing site without appointments inside the CambridgeSide Mall on the 2nd Floor above the Food Court. The current drive-through testing in the garage will shut down.

Free parking is available in the lower-level of the garage, and the entrance is located on CambridgeSide Place.  

No appointment, identification, or Social Security number is required. This site is wheelchair accessible.

Additionally, pooled testing will continue for summer programs at 11 school sites and several youth centers this summer from July 6 - August 20.

The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine will continue to be offered at the City’s current COVID-19 testing sites through the month of June and on Thursday, July 1, at the new indoor CambridgeSide testing site. After July 1, COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be offered at the testing site at the CambridgeSide Mall on Thursdays.

Vaccines continue to be offered at many CVS and other pharmacy locations as well as at Star Market in-store pharmacies. Locations may be found at https://vaxfinder.mass.gov.

More testing information is available at www.cambridgema.gov/covid19/testing and additional vaccine information may be found at www.cambridgema.gov/covid19/vaccine.

Page was posted on 6/23/2021 10:47 AM
Page was last modified on 6/29/2021 3:07 PM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement


Service Requests

Enter a service request via Commonwealth Connect for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc.