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FRAMINGHAM – The Project Beacon Stop the Spread free COVID-19 testing site will close in Framingham at the end of this month, Interim health Director Alex DePalo told the Framingham Board of Health tonight, April 12.

The drive-thru testing site at 484 Franklin Street operates in a parking lot owned by Framingham State University.

DePalo said the City would love to keep the drive-thru testing site in Framingham.

The parking lot will soon become the new Framingham campus for MassBay Community College.

The Commonwealth has committed to free COVID-19 testing through June 30.

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The Commonwealth has hosted free drive-thru testing in Framingham at Keefe Technical, Walsh Middle School, Staples HQ, and TJX HQ. Those sites were all drive up with no appointment. The Franklin Street site has been appointment only.

The Commonwealth is also paying for a free walk-up testing site at the parish center at St. Tarcisius Parish at 562 Waverly Street. That site opened in mid-February, after the outdoor SMOC HQ site closed in December 2020. This testing site is my appointment only, too.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.