Manchester To Hold Two Days Of Free COVID-19 Testing for Residents


The Town of Manchester will offer residents of all ages free, drive-through and walk-up, COVID-19 PCR testing at the back of Town Hall. 

Testing will take place on Tuesday, December 15 and Saturday, December 19 at the rear of Town Hall.  Participants will be asked to show current proof of Manchester residency. 

Residents are asked to arrive alphabetically according to their last name during the following times:

Last name starting with A-M       9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Last name starting with N-Z         12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Upon arrival, enter the testing site on Church Street, next to the Manchester Public Library, follow the signage and direction of the Manchester Police and then exit next to Seaside One.  Face covering is required. 

The Manchester Board of Health and the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to offer COVID-19 testing in advance of the upcoming holidays and in response to the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Town.  With community spread and transmission risk on the rise, it is critical to continue doing everything possible to protect the community. Therefore, residents are encouraged to participate even if they are asymptomatic.

“Everyone needs to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Manchester-by-the-Sea,” the town wrote in a statement.  “Avoid gatherings, social distance, use hand sanitizer, wash your hands frequently. If you are feeling sick, please stay home except to seek medical help or to get tested.”

Testing will be administered and staffed by the Beauport Ambulance Service.  The Manchester Police Department will also be on site maintaining traffic flow and safety. 

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