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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University will continue to host the free COVID-19 testing site in Framingham through August 15, said a university spokesperson.

Framingham State University has been hosting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts free COVID-testing site on Franklin Street for months, but the City of Framingham Interim Health Director said it would close on April 30.

It will close on April 30, so construction can begin on a new MassBay Community College campus at that location.

But Framingham State University was eager to continue to help the community and host the free COVID testing and has inked a contract to hold a free testing site at its parking lot on Maple Street starting in May.

Project Beacon will run the Maple Street testing site with tents and a drive-thru just like the current location on Franklin Street.

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SOURCE has been told that project beacon will need about a week to take down the set up at Franklin Street and install it at the Maple Street lot.

The drive-thru testing site at 484 Franklin Street will operate through April 30.

Appointment times vary and can be scheduled HERE.

Resident who need COVID-19 testing can use the walk-up site at the parish center at St. Tarcisius on Route 135 in Framingham. It is also run by project Beacon.

The District 8 walk-through site is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but by appointment only.

Visit to make an appointment.

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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.