FRAMINGHAM – A new free COVID testing site will be opening up this month on property owned by Framingham State University.
Tents, along with cones, were set up at the University property on Franklin Street today, December 2.
Framingham State University confirmed that they are allowing the City of Framingham to use its property for COVID testing.
“We have agreed to the let of City of Framingham have a drive up testing site on our property,” said the University spokesperson.
The site is scheduled to be the future home for a campus for MassBay Community College.
Details on the free drive-up testing site will be announced soon by the City of Framingham.
The testing site will likely be by appointment.
Framingham is already host to two Stop the Spread free testing sites at TJX headquarters, off Speen Street, and SMOC HQ on Bishop Street.
The TJX testing site, located just off the Mass Pike, is one of the busier testing sites in the Commonwealth, averaging more than 600 tests per day.
Framingham has been a host to the state’s Stop the Spread free COVID testing since August.
Temporary stop the spread sites were opened in the communities that experienced the highest rates of cases, according to the state.
Framingham’s testing sites have been closed several times due to weather conditions, from rain, to wind, and already snow.
The Command Center is actively working with existing sites on winter planning and to add capacity where possible, according to the state.
There are roughly 350 testing sites in Massachusetts, with testing provided at no cost for individuals who are symptomatic or an asymptomatic close contact, according to the state.