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Curative Offers Public COVID-19 Testing for General Public at Holyoke Mall

HOLYOKE — COVID-19 testing and public-health service startup Curative announced the deployment of a new drive-thru site with up to 300 tests per day available. The site is located near the Planet Fitness parking lot at Holyoke Mall.

“Curative is proud to be partnering with Holyoke Mall and be a crucial resource for the community during this pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative. “Curative’s goal is to make testing more accessible with our easy drive-thru testing site. We offer a simple testing option with results delivered directly one to two days upon receipt at our labs and at no out-of-pocket cost to patients.”

Curative offers shallow nasal PCR testing for COVID-19. Once the patient completes the test, the patient seals their test within a secure container and returns it to be processed in the lab.

“We are so pleased to partner with Curative and provide a location for their testing site,” said Lynn Gray, Holyoke Mall’s general manager. “This valuable testing service will benefit our community to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and provide peace of mind when gathering with loved ones during the holiday season.”

Testing is available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are available at cur.tv/holyoke, but walk-ups are welcome. No insurance is necessary. Additional information on all of Curative’s offerings, including other testing sites in Massachusetts and nationwide, is available at curative.com.