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'Stop the Spread'

DATE: Thursday, September 23, 2021

HCC's COVID-19 testing site is open six days a week

Nurse providing information before COVID-19 test

Free "Stop the Spread" COVID-19 testing at Holyoke Community College has been extended through December 2021, 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.  

HCC will also be holding its next vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the same location. The clinics are open to all HCC students, faculty and staff as well as residents of Holyoke and surrounding communities. HCC's partner Curative is  offering first and second doses of the Pzifer-BioNTech vaccine, as well as the single-dose Janssen J&J vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome.  

HCC has been serving as a "Stop the Spread" drive-through testing site since August 2020 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  

Drivers are asked to enter the campus from Homestead Avenue, turn right onto the Campus Road and proceed to parking lot. There are signs and parking attendants 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 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.  

Testing may sometimes be cancelled due to inclement weather. Be sure to visit the Holyoke Board of Health website for up-to-date information on cancellations: