New Free COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Boston Neighborhood

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ROXBURY, MA — A new and free COVID-19 testing site has opened in Roxbury, the Boston Public Health Commission said Tuesday.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu says the new site is part of the Boston Public Health Committee's work to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible to residents across the city.

Run by Cambridge Innovation Center Health, the new testing site will offer self-administered PCR testing available for walk-ins.

The high-capacity testing site is open at the Bruce C. Bolling Building in Roxbury, across from Walgreens from Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Up until Tuesday, the only two free walk-in testing centers available to Boston residents were at Anna M. Cole Community Center in Jamaica Plain and at the West End House in Allston, and both were notorious for having lengthy lines.

In addition to the new Roxbury location, two more testing sites will soon open in Dorchester and Mattapan, Wu's Office said.

This article originally appeared on the Boston Patch

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