Free COVID-19 Test Site Opens In Allston

ALLSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The City of Boston has announced a 10-day pop-up COVID-19 testing site in Allston, where both symptomatic and asymptomatic residents can get tested for the virus for free.

Testing services will be available for all residents starting Tuesday, July 21 through Saturday, August 1 at BCYF Jackson Mann Community Center, located at 500 Cambridge Street in Allston.

According to Mayor Walsh's office, the dates and hours of operation at BCYF Jackson Mann Community Center are:

Tuesday, July 21 - Friday, July 24: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28- Friday, July 31: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 1: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"COVID-19 testing is fundamental to individuals and families' clarity, and it's also important for guiding our gradual and safe reopening plans," said Mayor Walsh. "As a City, we will continue to place the health and safety of our residents as our top priority so we must continue to make decisions based on public health data."

Testing at the Allston pop-up site is available to anyone by walk-up only. Registration is not mandatory, but the Mayor's office said residents are encouraged to register in advance by calling (617) 568-4500.

In addition to site in Allston, free COVID-19 testing is still available at over 20 locations across the city.

Walsh said mobile testing sites also continue to be available at select locations, prioritizing neighborhoods and populations that need dedicated testing efforts to create equitable access to testing.

For a complete list of all testing sites, click here.

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