NEW BEDFORD — Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport — part of the state’s Stop the Spread program — is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, through May 15.

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 call 617-741-7310. 

Project Beacon will be open for its normal hours on Easter Sunday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Bedford Regional Airport

The federal government is offering free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits online, at COVIDtests.gov. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order two sets of four free tests. If you’ve only ordered one set of four, you are now eligible to order a second set.

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, http://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test.

Following are dates and times for testing locations in New Bedford:

Sunday, April 17: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 21: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, noon to 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 24: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, May 5: Project Beacon at New Bedford Regional Airport, 1569 Airport Road, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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