For the foreseeable future, there will be COVID-19 testing at First Parish on the Bedford Town Common, 75 The Great Road, every Tuesday (with the exception of October 13). ALL are welcome regardless of town of residence, affiliation, symptomology, or ability to pay.
Register on-line at https://www.bedfordresearch.org/product/first-parish and you’ll be given a time-slot and number.
More than 1,000 people have been tested, of whom only a few were positive…AND asymptomatic – exactly the reason for universal testing! This testing is a collaboration between a local lab, the Bedford Research Foundation, and First Parish in accordance with Governor Baker’s Task Force encouragement of universal testing.
While in the rare case of a positive test, people are notified by phone within 24 hours, a recent change is that all results are sent by email the next day. Previously we had to depend on the mail; email obviously is much quicker. Note that you may reserve for either of the two upcoming Tuesdays, and there will not be testing on October 13.
Though the subsidized cost of the test is now $95 and a form is available so that may be submitted to insurance, First Parish also offers – thanks to generous donors – to subsidize anyone for whom cost is a barrier. Also, testing is free for ALL Bedford Town employees. As neither BRF nor First Parish profit from this testing (and actually do so at considerable cost), there’s an opportunity to contrtibute on-line so that those unable to pay may be subsidized.
Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested!
If questions: [email protected]