North Shore Community College and Curative Healthcare Services Inc. are partnering to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing on NSCC’s Lynn campus at 300 Broad Street.
Curative’s PCR Testing Trailer is now located in the College’s parking lot off of Washington Street, which will be the primary entry point for people looking to use the testing site. Testing will operate Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The testing schedule matches the school schedule, especially with weather closures. Appointments for testing can be made at: https://book.curative.com/sites/34109
Stephen Creamer, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, noted, “While the challenges to COVID-19 continue, NSCC is pleased to help provide open and free testing to all who need it. We hope members of the community, our students, and our staff will take full advantage of this convenient testing.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Curative to offer COVID-19 testing especially as cases are surging again. Testing, masking, and vaccinations are the only way for our communities to keep some sense of normalcy during this difficult time,” Creamer noted.
Curative ran the Mass Vaccination Site at the Doubletree in Danvers, just up the street from NSCC’s Danvers Campus. As a partner of the state of Massachusetts, the company is offering public and private mobile clinics at no cost to the organizations hosting. Curative provides signage, the trailer, and all support utilities for operation of the testing site and NSCC provides the location.
“When the pandemic escalated in March 2020, we decided to focus on creating a rapidly scalable COVID-19 testing process to help flatten the curve and save lives,” said Tracy Cassidy, Curative’s Deputy Project Manager for Massachusetts & Maine. “With a growing network of over 13,000 sites across 18 states and three CLIA certified, high-complexity labs, we have been partnering with communities across the U.S. to provide testing through turn-key programs, streamlined patient experiences, and scalable infrastructure.”
Effective January 3, 2022, all NSCC staff, and any students who will be studying or visiting the campuses must provide proof of vaccination.
NSCC will continue to offer flexible learning options to students, including in-person, hybrid, video-conference and on-line courses. The College is also utilizing its Federal Stimulus dollars to support students with tuition and fees and other costs including books and laptops as they continue to engage in learning opportunities during the pandemic. Please visit www.northshore.edu for more information.