SPRINGFIELD — American Medical Response (AMR), the city of Springfield’s provider of medical transportation, in collaboration with Mayor Domenic Sarno’s office and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, announced that the daily Stop the Spread COVID-19 testing site at the Eastfield Mall will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 23-24, due to lab closures for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Daily COVID testing will resume Friday morning at the Eastfield Mall location. No appointments are necessary; however, AMR strongly encourages registering in advance to facilitate faster testing. Testing is available on a drive-through basis only at 1655 Boston Road, Springfield, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
Stop the Spread is a statewide strategic testing program in communities across Massachusetts that has continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. Nearly 1,000 people are being tested daily at the AMR site on Boston Road in Springfield. AMR has administered more than 300,000 tests since the site opened at the beginning of the pandemic.