SHREWSBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The first large-scale, drive-through coronavirus testing site in Massachusetts has opened at CVS in Shrewsbury, Gov. Charlie Baker announced at a press conference Friday.
The site was set up to test first responders and medical personnel fighting the virus, and will use tests supplied by the federal government.
"The site is designated for emergency personnel and first responders, expanding testing access to front line workers," Gov. Baker's office said in a release.
The site opened Thursday, and is the result of a partnership between Baker's administration, the federal government, local health authorities, and CVS.
It is one of 40 sites launching throughout the country over the next week.
According to The Boston Globe, the site was chosen among CVS's 420 Massachusetts stores because of its large parking lot and central Route 9 location. The Globe said Quest Diagnostics, just 20 minutes away in Marlborough, will test the specimens from this site.
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