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Forecasted Cold Weather to Close AMR Free Daily COVID-19 Testing on Saturday

American Medical Response (AMR), the City of Springfield’s provider of medical transportation, announced today in collaboration with Mayor Domenic Sarno’s office and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, that the daily “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 testing site at the Eastfield Mall will be closed on Saturday, January 15, for the safety of AMR personnel that would otherwise be exposed to predicted cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills.

Daily COVID-19 testing will resume Sunday morning at the Eastfield Mall. No appointments are necessary; however AMR strongly encourages registering in advance to facilitate faster testing. Testing is available on a drive-through basis only at 1655 Boston Road, Springfield, MA between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

“Stop the Spread” is a statewide strategic testing program in communities across

Massachusetts that has continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. Nearly 1,000 people are being tested daily at the AMR site on Boston Road in Springfield. AMR has administered more than 300,000 tests since the site opened at the beginning of the pandemic.

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