Salem Public Schools is now offering free COVID-19 testing for its students and staff as Massachusetts is expected to experience a surge of cases following the holidays.
All students and staff are expected to get tested before returning to the classroom.
"We want to have in-person instruction, and being able to test everybody once a week before we get back to school will be a great help in that effort," said Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll.
There are multiple testing sites throughout the city, including at Salem High School. More information on testing sites are available on the Salem Public Schools website.
"We know there's so much asymptomatic transmission, so folks who don't even have symptoms, may not know that they have the virus or that they're contagious," said Driscoll.
Anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 60 days is not eligible to get a test.
The free testing program runs through Wednesday, January 6. Results are expected to come back on Friday, January 8.
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