GREENFIELD – Mayor Roxann D. Wedegartner announces the opening of a free testing site as part of the Commonwealth’s Stop the Spread testing initiative in Greenfield and the collaborative efforts between the Commonwealth, City of Greenfield, Greenfield Community College, and CIC Health of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The CIC Health Stop the Spread Greenfield site is located at Greenfield Community College (Sloan Theater) at 1 College Drive. It supports the testing of asymptomatic individuals (i.e., individuals with no COVID-19 symptoms) and is free for all Massachusetts residents.
Hours of operation the week of Monday, January 11 are:
Staring Monday, January 18, the hours will be:
According to Mayor Wedegartner, “Greenfield is thrilled to have the full support and weight of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts behind this COVID-19 testing effort – we have seen countless residents of Franklin County utilize this type of testing service and thank the State for their attention and assistance. This expanded, free COVID-19 testing initiative could not have been possible without the explicit support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – including HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders, Greenfield Community College President Salomon-Fernández, GCC Director of Public Safety Alex Wiltz, Greenfield Health Department Director Jennifer Hoffmann, Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan, and our partners at CIC Health. Thank you!”
CIC Health is facilitating the ongoing, no-cost COVID-19 PCR testing at the Greenfield site for individuals 2 years of age and older. Testing is by appointment via mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread. Minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Individuals do not need to present an ID at the Greenfield, or any, Stop the Spread site. When people register for testing, they will need to share some basic information in order to receive important updates from CIC Health and its collaborators, be notified of results, and speak with a contact tracer if they test positive. If an individual does not have a computer, smartphone, email address, or internet access; a parent, guardian, caretaker, or loved one can register on their behalf.
CIC Health facilitates the “gold standard” RT-PCR test. It is self-administered with a simple, shallow nasal swab and takes just a few minutes. On-site staff can assist parents/guardians with collecting younger minors’ samples if needed. Test results are usually delivered in 24-36 hours.
For more detailed information and answers to other questions, check out CIC Health’s FAQ at www.cic-health.com/support.