New Bedford Regional Airport. Credit: Facebook

NEW BEDFORD — The COVID-19 testing clinic scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30, at New Bedford Regional Airport has been canceled due to the weekend nor’easter.

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport — part of the state’s Stop the Spread program — could resume its regular schedule Monday, if conditions allow. Everyone with a test appointment for Sunday has been notified and provided with rescheduling assistance, a Project Beacon official said Friday.

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.

Contact Project Beacon by email at help@beacontesting.com; or by calling 617-741-7310. 

The availability of Monday’s testing clinic provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health at former Fire Station 11 in the South End — a walk-up clinic with no appointment necessary — also will depend on weather conditions over the weekend.

For rapid tests, the federal government is offering free at-home test kits online, at COVIDtests.gov. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. If you test positive with a rapid test, isolate for at least five days and notify close contacts. State guidance on isolation and quarantining can be found here.

If you test negative, re-testing a day or more later is advised, particularly if you have symptoms or a known exposure to the virus.

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

Upcoming testing locations in New Bedford include:

  • Monday, Jan. 31 (if conditions allow): Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 31 (if conditions allow): Former Fire Station 11, 754 Brock Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Former Fire Station 11, 754 Brock Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2: Seven Hills at PAACA, 360 Coggeshall St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3: Former Fire Station 11, 754 Brock Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 4: Former Fire Station 11, 754 Brock Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Feb. 6: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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