WORCESTER, MA — Worcester will host another coronavirus testing event on Wednesday, this time at the Lakeside Apartments in the Columbus Park neighborhood.
The testing comes as Worcester has seen a rising trend in cases recently. On Sept. 3, the city reported 98 new cases — the highest in a single week since early July, and the second week in a row when cases increased.
The free testing event comes courtesy of UMass Memorial, the city and the state's Stop the Spread program. Worcester has had a handful of one-day testing events in recent weeks. The Tuesday event at the Lakeside Apartments will also offer free masks and hand sanitizer, and free flu shots (bring your health insurance card).
The walk-up event runs 2 to 6 p.m. at 42 Lakeside Ave.
There are also two testing sites open nearly every day until at least Sept. 10:
AFC Urgent Care, 117 Stafford St.
Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointment only. Call (508) 755-4010 visit the AFC Urgent Care website.
AIDS Project Worcester, Worcester Tech High School, 1 Skyline Drive
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed Sept. 4 to 7)
Call (508) 847-0623 to set up an appointment.