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New Covid-19 testing site in Lowell

From the City of Lowell: On Tuesday, April 7, CVS Health will launch the operation of a rapid COVID-19 testing site in Lowell, the first of its kind in the state. The drive-through site will offer no-cost testing to Massachusetts residents and will be capable of conducting and processing up to 1,000 tests per day.

Testing operations will be conducted from the parking lot of Lowell’s Showcase Cinema, located at 32 Reiss Ave and accessible from Route 110 and Industrial Avenue.

Through the use of recently FDA authorized Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 testing, results will be produced in in an average of fifteen minutes, enabling patients to be informed of the results before departing the site. The on-the-spot results produced through this method will allow healthcare professionals to advise patients on appropriate treatment instantaneously.