The Commonwealth is extending the free “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 testing program through March 31, 2021, including testing at two locations in Salem – Salem High School and Old Town Hall. This testing is available to any Massachusetts resident. To help speed up the testing process, those going to get tested are asked to pre-register using the links at www.salem.com/stopthespread.

Salem High School, 77 Willson Street

Drive-up testing site.

Please be aware that during testing at this site, the line may be temporarily closed to new vehicles when traffic reaches Willson Street; the queue will be reopened to new vehicles once the line clears enough to allow more cars to enter. If the line is temporarily closed when you arrive, return in 15-30 minutes to see if it has opened back up again.

January 4th – March 31st

  • Mondays – Fridays: 4pm – 8pm (do not arrive before 3pm)
  • Saturdays: 10am – 3pm

Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square

Walk-up testing site.

January 4th – March 31st

  • Mondays – Wednesdays: 9am – 2pm
  • Thursdays: 1pm – 6pm
  • Fridays: 9am – 1pm

Stop the Spread is a state-run testing program. Any Massachusetts resident can receive COVID-19 testing at any Stop the Spread site across the Commonwealth. Find a list of sites at www.mass.gov/stopthespread. No proof of insurance or citizenship is necessary. Testing is via anterior nasal swab, administered by EMTs from Fallon Ambulance, and processed via RT PCR at the Broad Institute Laboratory. Test results are returned, whether positive or negative, to you within 48 hours. You do not need to be symptomatic, quarantining, or have been in proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in order to receive this testing. If you have been tested and have not received your results within 48 hours, or have additional questions, please call 617-745-2100, extension 513. Testing locations may close in inclement weather; testing dates, times, and sites may also be changed as necessary. For updates about Salem locations, please visit www.salem.com.