Acushnet to conduct their fourth community-wide, free COVID testing clinic
“We will be conducting our fourth community-wide, free Covid testing clinic on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00am-noon at the parking lot between the schools on Middle Road.
“These testing clinics are proving to be beneficial to the community. New cases were reported this week with residents taking the appropriate quarantine actions. Obviously we are not catching every non-symptomatic person in town but it is a step in the right direction.
“Every indication is that things will get worse before they get better. We will continue to offer free testing outside (safest method) for as long as the weather cooperates. We will be sharing some news very soon on how we plan on addressing testing during the colder months.
“We have heard some frustrations with accessing test results and those have been passed along to the lab. A few hints, use a desktop to access the website and provide a cellphone number when filling out the paperwork so an access code can be sent by text. If all that fails, call us and we can help.
“Finally, this project is working for Acushnet. By doing testing locally we are able to ensure (through our doctor) that individuals testing positive are contacted as soon as possible. Equally important, residents testing negative are able to know that the personal protection practices that they are using is working!
“This entire project only works because of the dedicate staff and volunteers who are committed to making a difference. Each and every one has my deepest appreciation and respect.” -Chief Kevin A. Gallagher, Acushnet Fire & EMS Department.
Acushnet Fire & EMS Department photo.