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CHICOPEE – Starting Tuesday, January 19, the city-run coronavirus testing site at Chicopee Comprehensive High School will be moved to a new location at the RiverMills Senior Center, 5 W. Main Street in Chicopee.
The drive-thru testing site will operate out of the upper parking lot in front of the RiverMills Senior Center – with cars lining up on W. Main Street (see image below). Testing will continue the same hours of operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the new location until further notice.
Please Note: Test Site will not be open on Monday, January 18, 2020, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Covid Testing Task Force team members said they were moving the site, which is currently at the Chicopee Comprehensive High School, to the new RiverMills Senior Center to accommodate for in-person learning to begin once again.
What To Expect
Drive up to check-in (with intake form) and verify eligibility status; you will be asked to sanitize; receive a temperature check; asked to blow your nose, and you will then proceed to perform your own anterior nasal swab Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.
Test results are within 24-48 hours - by email or a phone call.
The site does not accept appointments. However, people can save time on testing by completing the intake forms in advance at https://www.chicopeema.gov/889/COVID-19.
“If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or believe you may have been exposed to COVID, I remind you to please stay home, before testing and after testing,” said Mayor John L. Vieau. “Please remember to continue to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Our collective success depends on everyone!”