COVID-19 Testing at HCC Extended Until Jan. 15

HOLYOKE — Free COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been extended until Jan. 15.

HCC has been serving as a “Stop the Spread” drive-thru testing site since Aug. 26 to help the state and the city of Holyoke reduce the spread of COVID-19. After two previous extensions, testing was set to end on Oct. 31. It will now run through mid-January.

Tests are being conducted outside HCC’s Bartley Center for Athletics and Recreation and administered by Fallon Ambulance in partnership with the Holyoke Board of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Testing is available six days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. Testing are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no appointments, no cost for the tests, and no referral is required.

When entering the campus from Homestead Avenue, follow the signs to parking lot M (adjacent the Bartley Center), where in-car tests are being administered. Turnaround time for test results is typically four days or fewer.