COVID-19 Testing at HCC Extended Through December

HOLYOKE — Free “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been extended through December, according to the Holyoke Board of Health.

Drive-through testing at HCC is conducted six days a week in parking lot N by the Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation on HCC’s main campus at 303 Homestead Ave.

HCC will also be holding its next vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the same location. The clinics are open to all HCC students, faculty, and staff as well as residents of Holyoke and surrounding communities. HCC’s partner, Curative, is offering first and second doses of the Pzifer vaccine, as well as the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome.

HCC has been serving as a “Stop the Spread” drive-through testing site since August 2020 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Drivers are asked to enter the campus from Homestead Avenue, turn right onto the Campus Road, and turn left into parking lot N. There are signs on site to help guide traffic.

The HCC testing site is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m.

Testing is free to all Massachusetts residents and conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no appointments, and no referral is necessary. Turnaround time for results is typically four days or fewer.

Testing may sometimes be canceled due to inclement weather. Visit the Holyoke Board of Health website (www.holyoke.org/departments/board-of-health) for up-to-date information on cancellations.