New COVID Testing Site Closed Its First Day Due To Weather; Expected to Open Tuesday

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ASHLAND – The newly-announced COVID testing site in Ashland at the commuter rail station was supposed to open to the public today, October 4, but didn’t due to the weather.

Several SOURCE readers showed up at the site, only to find it was closed due to the heavy rains and that the set up was not complete.

The readers expressed “disappointment” and were annoyed they did not receive an email or text that site was not ready.

One woman said after she drove to the site around 8:30 a.m., found out it was closed, and drove home, she then received an email after 10:30 a.m. stating the site would not open until Tuesday due to the rain.


The site is scheduled to open on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 2 to 7 p.m.

Prior sign-up for testing will be available at the Commonwealth’s Stop the Spread webpage (mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test), but is not required for residents to receive testing.

Fallon Ambulance is operating the site.


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