Gillette Stadium To Be Coronavirus Testing Site For First Responders


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The New England Patriots are doing more than just donating a plane to transport supplies of medical masks into Massachusetts. Gov. Baker said the NFL team's stadium parking lot will also be the site of the state's second coronavirus testing location dedicated to first responders.

"On Sunday, there will be a new drive-thru testing site for first responders that will open in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium in the parking lot," Baker said at a presser on Friday. "They expect to test up to 200 first responders a day."

Baker called it "a great collaboration" between the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the New England Patriots, the Department of Corrections, Wellpath, and Quest Diagnostics.

"The test will be provided to police officers, firefighters, and other public safety personnel, and it is free of charge," Baker said.

According to the Governor, as of Thursday the state had completed 56,000 tests, up to 20 labs are conducting tests, and Massachusetts has been "consistently hitting or exceeding [our] goal" of testing 3,500 people per day.

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