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Rapid Covid Testing Site at PEM

Wednesdays–Saturdays from September 30 to October 31 from Noon–8 pm

PEM Connect Building, 135 Essex Street, Salem

A free walk-up rapid Covid-19 testing center located in PEM’s Connect Building, 135 Essex Street, will be open Wednesdays–Saturdays from noon to 8 pm beginning September 30 through October 29. On October 30 the site will move into the musem's group entrance on Essex Street, and on Halloween, the site will be open from noon to 5 pm.

The building is located next to PEM's main entrance, across from the Visitor Center and Museum Place Garage. Trained staff from Curative, the same provider that who managed the Commonwealth’s MassVax vaccination sites earlier this year, will operate the site.

Test results are expected back within one to two hours.

Visitors are encouraged to preregister at, though it’s not required. Pre-registrations will be able to select a time window for their appointment and avoid waiting in longer lines at the testing site.

Anyone attending indoor festivities where there are more than 100 people, regardless of vaccine status, must provide a negative test within 72 hours of the event they're attending. The policy will be in effect from October 1 through November 1.