Cold Weather Closes American Medical Response’s COVID-19 Testing Today

SPRINGFIELD — American Medical Response (AMR), the city of Springfield’s provider of medical transportation, announced, in collaboration with Mayor Domenic Sarno’s office and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, that the daily Stop the Spread COVID-19 testing site at the Eastfield Mall will be closed today, Jan. 11, for the safety of AMR personnel who would otherwise be exposed to cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills.

Daily COVID-19 testing will resume Wednesday morning at the Eastfield Mall. 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. AMR has administered more than 300,000 tests since the site opened at the beginning of the pandemic.

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