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FRAMINGHAM -The free COVID-19 testing site, paid for by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will close at 484 Franklin Street on Sunday, May 2.

A new drive thru, free COVID testing site is anticipated to re-open at 123 Maple Street at the Framingham State University parking lot on Friday, May 7.

Both sites are run by project Beacon under the state’s Stop the Spread campaign.

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The Maple Street site will stay up through mid-August 2021.

Individuals who need to be tested in between the closure and the re-opening can use the walk-through testing at Saint Tarcisius’s Father Maschi Parish Center Walk-through testing hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays: 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

All three sites are by appointment only. Register online at to see available appointment slots. 

Testing is open to all – symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

No health insurance required.

Results will be available within 1-3 (business) days after test administration.

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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.