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COVID-19 Testing at HCC Extended Through March

HOLYOKE — Free “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been extended through March 31, 2022, 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 Avenue.

Drivers are asked to enter the campus from Homestead Avenue, turn right onto the Campus Road, and proceed to parking lot N. Signs and parking attendants are on site to help guide traffic.

The HCC testing site is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. The HCC testing site will be closed Nov. 25 and 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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 cancelled due to inclement weather. Visit the Holyoke Board of Health website at www.holyoke.org/departments/board-of-health for up-to-date information on cancellations.