City of Cambridge Expands Free COVID-19 Testing to Four Days per Week Beginning September 8, 2021

The City of Cambridge today announced that, beginning September 8, 2021, the City will expand its free COVID-19 testing program to four days per week with walk-in sites on the following days and times:

  • Sundays from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at 50 Church Street;
  • Mondays from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the CambridgeSide mall;
  • Wednesdays from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at 2254 Massachusetts Ave, St. John the Evangelist Church; and
  • Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the CambridgeSide mall.

“With the rise of the Delta variant, it is important for us to continue to provide our residents with convenient COVID-19 testing options across the city,” 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 free testing options available – whether at a City testing site or one of the many other options available in our community. We want to thank the members of the Cambridge Pandemic Collaborative for their continued partnership which makes our testing program logistically possible.”

The CambridgeSide location will remain a walk-in testing site without appointments. Drive-through testing in the garage is no longer occurring. Free parking is available in the lower-level of the garage, through the entrance located on CambridgeSide Place.

No appointment, identification, or Social Security number is required at any of the City’s testing sites. All sites are wheelchair accessible.

The testing site at CambridgeSide mall will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The City’s testing sites are for COVID-19 testing only. COVID-19 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 or www.vaccines.gov.

Please note that the City of Cambridge testing program provides test results only and is unable to provide individualized documentation for travel purposes (e.g., entering passport information into a patient record). For travel documentation, please seek testing through another location.

The City of Cambridge continues to monitor COVID-19 data closely and will make adjustments to COVID-19 testing and mitigation strategies as needed.

To find other testing options, visit www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing. This site lets you search for testing by zip code. The site also provides information about home COVID-19 tests that can be ordered online.

For information about free regional testing in Framingham, Lynn, New Bedford and Revere, visit www.mass.gov/info-details/regional-express-covid-19-testing-sites-in-massachusetts.

All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated, and for more information and regular COVID-19 updates, please visit www.cambridgema.gov/covid19 to sign up for daily City of Cambridge email updates.

Page was posted on 8/26/2021 1:47 PM
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