Resident COVID Testing

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May 17, 2022:  FREE At-Home COVID TESTS: Biden Administration is announcing that COVIDTests.gov is now open for a third round of ordering. U.S. households are now be able to order an additional eight free at-home tests at COVIDTests.gov-bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start of the program to 16.   LINK HERE to order. 


Free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available to all residents through a new web-based ordering platform. Each household is entitled to 4 testing kits through this program. These rapid antigen at-home tests can be ordered from the U.S. Post Office at COVID Home Tests | USPS.

 

You can learn more about this federal program at: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests.

 

Massachusetts residents have a number of options to get tested for COVID-19. For more details, visit www.mass.gov/gettested.


COVID-19 PCR testing continues to be available to Carlisle residents, and to those that work in Carlisle as funding remains available. The tests are free and will be administered by Carlisle EMTs. The testing is for residents and workers that:

  • Require a PCR test for a medical procedure or to return to work/school
  • have symptoms concerning for COVID-19 
  • have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • who may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • work with someone in a vulnerable population
  • have returned home from school out of state 
  • have traveled to any higher risk states

Testing is normally Monday through Saturday between 4 and 4:30pm. Testing is done at the fire station. Results are normally available within 30 hours.  If you have special needs or require assistance,  please call 978-254-1266. 

Please call ahead 978-254-1266 to have your information entered if it is not already in our system. Leave a message if we do not answer.

We will not test on Saturday 5/28 or Sunday 5/29 due to the closure of the lab for the holiday.

RESULTS: If the result is negative, you will receive an email with a link to the lab's portal for the report.  If the result is positive you will receive a phone call.  If you have issues accessing your report, please call us at 978-254-1266.  (leave a message and we will get back to you)  DO NOT CALL THE LAB.

A helpful calculator that can be used to determine isolation guidance can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html