Project Beacon’s Free COVID Testing Site To Open at Framingham State University Parking Lot

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FRAMINGHAM – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will launch Project Beacon in Framingham on Monday, December 7.

The free COVID-19 testing site, will be in a parking lot owned by Framingham State University at 484 Franklin Street.

Tests must be scheduled in advance online and will be performed using a self-swabbing method in a drive-through format

The free COVID testing site will be by appointment and drive-thru only.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is paying for the testing via its Stop the Spread program.

The first open appointment is on Wednesday, December 9 in the morning, as of 9 p.m. on Saturday.

You don’t need to have any COVID-19 symptom(s) or approval from a health care provider to get a test at this site.

All test takers must be in their car at all times during the testing process and walk-up test takers will not get tested.

Open to all Massachusetts residents over the age of 12 months old 

No form of identification will need to be presented at the testing site prior to getting a COVID-19 test

Testing hours can be found on

It appears testing will be longer than the hours at the current TJX site.

Please register online at to see available appointment slots. 

To schedule an appointment, click here.

Test Results

  • Results will be available within 1 – 3 (business) days after test administration 
  • Results will be provided to each participant confidentiality via mobile application
  • Participants are encouraged to share their results with their doctor and can call (617) 741-7310 to request that their results be shared directly with their trusted medical professional


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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