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New Bedford COVID-19 testing locations adjusting schedules for Thanksgiving holiday

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Local COVID-19 testing locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their schedules next week to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Project Beacon, part of the state’s Stop the Spread program and located at 1569 Airport Road, will add Wednesday hours from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 24, but will be closed all day on Thursday, Nov. 25.

Project Beacon will resume its normal testing schedule at the airport on Sunday, Nov. 28. Project Beacon’s normal testing hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance on Downey Street.

The free COVID-19 testing clinic at former Fire Station 11, operated by Seven Hills at 754 Brock Ave., also will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, as well as Friday, Nov. 26.

Other testing sites remain available in New Bedford and can be found on the state’s Stop the Spread website, www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test.

Thanksgiving Week testing locations in New Bedford include:

Sunday, Nov. 21:

• Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 22:

• Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.) – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 23:

• Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.) – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 24:

• Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 28:

• Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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