Wait times for test are not nearly as long as they used to be, with only a handful of vehicles lined up at the busiest times.
Testing may sometimes be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please visit the Holyoke Board of Health website for up-to-date information on cancellations.
Even though infection rates have been dropping and vaccinations are becoming more readily available, free "Stop the Spread" COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College has been extended through June 2021, according to the Holyoke Board of Health.
Drive-through testing at HCC is conducted six days a week in parking lot H near the western entrance to the Donahue Building on the college's main campus, 303 Homestead Ave.
Wait times for test are not nearly as long as they used to be, according to site administrators, with only a handful of vehicles lined up at the busiest times.
HCC has been serving as a "Stop the Spread" drive-through testing site since last summer to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Drivers are asked to enter the campus from Homestead Avenue, turn left onto the Campus Road and proceed to parking lot H. There will be signs and parking attendants on site to manage the flow of 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 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Testing is free to all Massachusetts residents, and conducted on a first come, first serve basis. There are no appointments and no referral is necessary. Turnaround time for results is typically four days or fewer.
More information on all of the Stop the Spread test sites across the tate can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread
Be sure to visit the Holyoke Board of Health website for up-to-date information on cancellations:https://www.holyoke.org/departments/board-of-health
PHOTO: A nurse reviews paperwork before administering a free COVID-19 test at HCC.