SALEM (CBS) – With Thanksgiving simply days away, the frenzy to get COVID-19 exams is on throughout Massachusetts. Governor Baker has inspired Massachusetts residents to not journey, and to spend the vacation with simply their speedy household. Nonetheless — residents are lining up for hours to get examined to maintain their households protected.
In Salem on Monday, a two-hour lengthy wait inside your automobile at Salem Willows Park assured you a free COVID-19 drive up check. The location is up for simply three days, Sunday by means of Tuesday, to assist with the Thanksgiving overload.
“It’s well worth the wait,” stated Debra Kako, as she waited in line for a check.
“We didn’t see [these lines] till now,” Pam Shelton of Salem advised WBZ. She is volunteering on the testing web site. “Individuals are actually getting nervous as a result of these numbers are going up and so they’re getting scared.”
As airports see the most traffic they’ve in eight months regardless of the CDC urging People to not journey, most individuals who spoke to WBZ in Salem have altered their Thanksgiving plans to maintain their households protected.
“I’m staying house. We’re going to do a household Zoom name,” Hannah MaGee advised WBZ.
“We’re having a really small Thanksgiving. Simply need to get examined to ensure everyone seems to be protected,” Meaghan Fitzgerald stated.
“Me and 88-year-old mother are simply staying house,” Dave Rowan added.
Free testing websites are available all over the state. Outcomes – particularly throughout this peak season – sometimes take 1 to three days to return in.