BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM/AP) -- Massachusetts is offering free coronavirus testing this week for anyone who has attended large gatherings in recent weeks, including protests following the killing of George Floyd.

To that end, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that approximately 50 pop-up test sites will be established this week for people to get tested.

Testing at the below sites will be available on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18.

State officials noted that some locations may be appointment-only, so call ahead to those sites.

“We certainly support peoples’ rights to express their views peacefully, but we need to keep up our fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 here in Massachusetts,” Baker said.

Any time large groups of people come together there’s a risk for transmission of the virus, Baker said.

Baker said some people with the virus do not show symptoms and could unwittingly spread the virus, so even those individuals who participated in protests and feel healthy, should consider getting tested anyway.

Baker’s comments follow a similar announcement by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh that the city would begin offering testing for protesters.

Floyd, who was black, died last month after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck as he pleaded for air.

Since the killing, there have been widespread protests in Boston and in cities and towns nationwide.

Many, but not all, of the protesters were wearing masks, which can help stem the spread of the virus.

Walsh said last week that he was concerned for the health of the protesters and also the possibility that they could bring the virus home and cause others to become sick.

The testing will be available to everyone and you don't have to show any symptoms.

There is no cost for the test and the test results will be provided confidentially to the person being tested. Once you receive those results, you are urged to share those with your health care provider.

Brockton : Brockton Organizations COVID Response Site (BOCRS) Tent

  • 470 Forest Ave.
  • 844-483-7819
  • 12 to 7 p.m. - Appointment only

Cambridge : Cambridge Health Alliance Testing Tent

  • 163 Gore Street
  • 617-665-2928
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Walk-in or by appointment

Chelsea : MGH Chelsea

  • 151 Everett Ave
  • Walk-in or by appointment

Fitchburg : Community Health Connections

  • 130 Water Street
  • 978-878-8100
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Walk-in only

Gardner : Community Health Connections

  • 175 Connors Street
  • 978-878-8100
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. - Walk-in only

Great Barrington : Fairview Hospital

  • 10 Maple Ave
  • 855-262-5465
  • 12 to 7 p.m. - Appointment only

Greenfield : Baystate Franklin Medical Center

  • 164 High Street
  • 413-795-8378
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Appointment only

Harwichport : Outer Cape Health Services

  • 710 MA-28
  • 508-905-2801
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome

Jamaica Plain : Brigham Health - Brookside Community Health Center

  • 3297 Washington St
  • 617-522-4700
  • 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Walk-in only

Lawrence : MVTRA Lot, off Canal Street

  • Canal St
  • 978-946-8409
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome

Lynn : Lynn Community Health Center

  • 9 Buffum Street
  • 781-581-3900
  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Walk-in or by appointment

Malden : Cambridge Health Alliance Testing Tent

  • 195 Canal Street
  • 617-665-2928
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Walk-in or by appointment

North Quincy : Manet Community Health Center

  • 110 W Squantum St
  • 617-376-3000
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome

Pittsfield : Berkshire Medical Center

  • 725 North Street
  • 855-262-5465
  • 12 to 7 p.m. - Appointment only

Provincetown : Outer Cape Health Services

  • 49 Harry Kemp Way
  • 508-905-2801
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome

Randolph : Beth Israel

  • 32 South Main Street
  • 781-607-4355
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Call ahead

Somerville : Cambridge Health Alliance Testing Tent

  • 230 Highland Ave
  • 617-665-2928
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Walk-in or by appointment

Springfield : Baystate High Street Health Center

  • 140 High Street
  • 413-795-8378
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Appointment only

Springfield : Baystate Brightwood Health Center

  • 380 Plainfield Street
  • 413-795-8378
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Appointment only

Springfield : Baystate Health

  • 298 Carew Street
  • 413-795-8378
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Appointment only

Ware : Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center

  • 85 South Street
  • 413-795-8378
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Appointment only

Wellfleet : Outer Cape Health Services

  • 3130 US 6
  • 508-905-2801
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome

Westfield : Baystate Health

  • 57 Union Street
  • 413-795-8378
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment only

Worcester :UMass Memorial University Campus

  • 55 Lake Ave N
  • 508-334-1052
  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Drive through or walk-in
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Testing is also available at select CVS locations, which are appointment-only and will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To make an appointment at a CVS location, CLICK HERE and when asked "Have you been prioritized by your state or local health department for testing? (e.g., for public health monitoring)?” select “Yes.”

  • Bellingham : 370 Pulaski Boulevard
  • Bridgewater: 9-19 Summer Street
  • Burlington : 34 Cambridge Street
  • Carver : 100D North Main Street
  • Charlton : 142 Worcester Road
  • Chelsea : 1010 Revere Beach Parkway
  • Danvers : 311 Newbury Street
  • East Falmouth : 419 East Falmouth Highway
  • Haverhill : 150 Lafayette Square
  • Holbrook : 480 North Franklin Street
  • Holbrook : 842 South Franklin Street
  • Ipswich : 114 Central Street
  • Lawrence : 266 Broadway
  • Lowell : 32 Reiss Avenue
  • New Bedford : 136 Ashley Boulevard
  • Northampton : 366 King Street
  • Pittsfield : 107 West Street
  • Raynham : 266 Route 44
  • Salem : 272 Highland Avenue
  • Salisbury : 2 Lafayette Road
  • Shrewsbury : 720 Boston Turnpike Road
  • Southwick : 215 College Highway
  • Waltham : 800 Lexington Street
  • West Springfield : 928 Riverdale Street
  • Westport : 599 State Road
  • Winchendon : 301 Central Street
  • Worcester : 481 Lincoln Street
  • Worcester : 44 West Boylston Street
  • Wrentham : 652 South Street

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