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Free COVID-19 Testing Extended Through October at Holyoke Community College

HOLYOKE — After first being extended through September, free COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been extended further, through Oct. 31.

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. 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.

Through Oct. 31, the site is open from 7 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; and from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Tests are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are necessary, there is no cost for the tests, and no referral is required.

Those being tested should enter the campus from Homestead Avenue and follow the signs to M Lot (adjacent the Bartley Center), where in-car tests are being administered. Turnaround time for test results is typically four days or fewer.