Brockton Reopens COVID PCR Testing Site As Cases Rise

BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Brockton has reopened a free COVID-19 PCR testing site to the public.

The testing site is located in a trailer outside The Shaw's Center at 1 Feinberg Way. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

"It's really convenient, it's like, in and out," one Brockton resident told WBZ NewsRadio after visiting the testing center.

"I think it makes a lot of sense that they’re making it available, so yeah I’d get one just in case we get symptoms," another resident said.

Brockton has seen a recent rise in COVID cases. According to the city's data, there were 125 new cases in the last week of August, with 18 hospitalizations. 51.6% of residents over 50 have received their first COVID-19 booster, while only 13.3% have received their second booster.

Brockton officials are not raising alarms about the rise in COVID-19 cases just yet, but as the school year starts, they want to ensure that residents have options to get tested.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMackeyOnAir) reports.

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