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Free Mass. Virus Testing Extended Through October

A Chelsea resident inserts a swab up his nose during free COVID-19 testing offered by the state in Chelsea Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Chelsea resident inserts a swab up his nose during free COVID-19 testing offered by the state in Chelsea Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Massachusetts will continue to offer free coronavirus testing in communities at high risk for COVID-19 transmission through the end of October, the Baker administration announced Wednesday afternoon.

Free testing through the "Stop the Spread" initiative is currently available in 18 communities: Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Springfield, Winthrop and Worcester.

The list of testing locations has changed over the last few months as the state has made community-level COVID-19 data more available.

The testing sites are open to residents of any Massachusetts city or town and people who have no outward COVID-19 symptoms can get tested at the sites as well.

For more information and a map of testing sites, visit mass.gov/stopthespread.

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