SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Black Springfield COVID-19 Coalition held a free COVID-19 testing Tuesday.
The free testing was available from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rebecca M. Johnson School at 55 Catharine Street. Free masks were also be distributed at the testing site.
Representative Bud Williams told 22News he’s no stranger there. He makes certain to get tested once a week.
“Even though the vaccine has started, testing is still very, very important. And we have to provide testing to most of our own population, with the vaccine or the herd immunity,” said Williams.
Testing at the site does not require a pre-registration and walk-ups are accepted. To cut down on the wait times, residents were encouraged to make an appointment.
The City of Springfield, AMR testing services, and Families Against Violence assisted with the testing site.