Free at-home test kits available at RiverMills Center in Chicopee

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – If you’re looking to get COVID tested before you visit family and friends for the holidays, Chicopee’s city testing site has extended its hours.

COVID testing hours have been extended at the RiverMills Senior Center in Chicopee. Starting Monday, testing hours on Mondays will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. These hours are in effect this week and next week for the holidays.

Staff at the site told 22News, they’ve been seeing increasing numbers of people coming to get tested with lines down the street. This week is actually the one year anniversary of the testing site behind at the RiverMills Center Council on Aging.

“Because of the holidays we knew there was going to be a greater need especially with cases going up, people want to know what their status is.” Ela Soja, Chicopee Director of Occupational Health and Safety.

You can also pick up a free at-home 15 minute rapid test when you do to the site instead of a PCR test.
The City received 15,000 tests from the Baker Administration. Other locations to pick up the tests are the public library, City Hall, Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen, The Chicopee Cupboard, the C-3 unit and police substation.

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