COVID-19 Testing Available
Anyone who's been at a large gathering in recent weeks can be tested free for COVID-19.
The governor's office made the announcement on Monday that 50 pop-up sites would be offering the confidential tests on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 and 18.
The Berkshire Eagle.Com reports there are only two popup sites in Berkshire County available for the free testing: Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Regular testing is only available at BMC and CVS, also in Pittsfield.
Berkshire Health Systems is using its COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-262-5465 for making appointments. Individuals who want to be tested can be given a physician's order and appointment at either BMC or Fairview. The two testing locations will have expanded hours this Wednesday and Thursday for this special testing, with the drive-thru tents open from noon to 7 p.m.
Berkshire County's numbers remain low compared to other areas of the state and nation at 579 confirmed cases and 42 deaths since March.