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What kind of test is it?
The testing being performed is polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. It is targeted to those seeking testing who have no symptoms of COVID-19.
Why were these streets chosen?
Streets that directly abut and surround the Medford/Somerville campus were chosen for this program. If there is capacity, we may increase the number of streets.
I don’t live on any of the outlined streets but I want to get a COVID-19 test, where should I go?
You should contact your healthcare provider to find a location that offers testing in your area.
Can my kids get tested?
You must be 18 years or older to be eligible for a test.
Can I get tested multiple times under this program?
To ensure as many people get tested as possible, we encourage you to only sign up for one test.
Do I have to get tested?
No, you do not have to get tested. This is a free service for our neighbors who live on the selected streets near our Medford/Somerville campus
Is it free?
Yes. This program is completely free as a benefit to our neighbors.
Where do I go to get the test?
The testing site for our neighbors will be Breed Memorial Hall located at 51 Winthrop Street in Medford. There is parking available for individuals who have a handicapped parking permit. For those who don't, there is meter parking along Boston Ave.
Can my child come in with me? Is there a place where I can leave my child while I get my test done?
You must come to this test alone. There will be no room for your child to wait and no staff to supervise them while you take your test.
How soon will I know my results?
You will be notified via email or via phone within 24 to 72 hours of taking the test.
I live in between Tufts students, why was my street not chosen? Can I still get tested?
At this time, the university does not have the capacity to test outside of the selected areas.
How long does the test take?
The test will take roughly 10 minutes.
Do I have to make an appointment?
Yes, you MUST make an appointment beforehand. You will not be tested if you do not make an appointment.
Self-administer test? How do I do that?
Self-administered simply means that you will swab your own nose under supervision by a medical professional.
What streets are eligible for the program?
Streets that abut the Medford/Somerville campus and other nearby streets were chosen for the program. Currently, Tufts University only has the capacity for 300 tests per week for this program. If we have increased capacity, we may add more streets to the program.
Where will my test results come from?
The email will come from a site named “CareEvolve.” It will not mention Tufts in the email. It will ask you for some personal information to verify your identity before receiving your results.
My government issued ID does not have my correct address, what documentation do I need to bring to verify my address?
If you don’t have a government issued ID with your correct address, please bring a utility bill or a piece of mail with your name and address on it.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact the office of Government and Community Relations at Tufts University at 617-627-3780 and/or .