Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport returned to its normal schedule over the New Year weekend. 

Starting Sunday, Jan. 2, Project Beacon resumed offering COVID-19 testing at 1569 Airport Road at these times:

  • Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mondays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

That schedule will continue through March 31, 2022.

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.

Where else to get tested

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

With several inches of snow expected and lines of people extending well outside the station in recent days, site organizers closed the Jan. 7 testing clinic at former Fire Station 11 on Brock Avenue in the South End, according to a press release issued by the city of New Bedford.

However, Seven Hills plans to add testing hours at the Brock Avenue location on Tuesdays. As of Jan. 11, Seven Hills will offer testing at former Fire Station 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Vaccine services will not be available at the station on Tuesdays, due to the extended testing hours.

Upcoming testing locations in New Bedford include:

  • Thursday, Jan. 6: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 9: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 10: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 to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 9: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 10: 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 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Seven Hills at PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 13: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 14: Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 16: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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