When:
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 8:00a -
Monday, Nov 30, 2020 8:00p

Where:
Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Social Good

Event website:
https://www.boston.gov/health-and-human-services/boston-covid-19-testing-pledge

The City of Boston has launched the Boston Testing Pledge, urging every city resident to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms.

The City of Boston is also offering benefit eligible City employees one paid hour every 14 days to get tested during their normal work hours.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

> Companies:

Take the pledge! Encourage all your employees to consider getting tested, even if they don’t have symptoms, especially:

– anyone who may be experiencing COVID-like symptoms
– those at high risk for complications
– people in close contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, and
– anyone who has traveled or been in large gatherings.

Share locations for COVID-19 testing (in Boston, and across the Commonwealth). Let your employees know which ones are free, including for asymptomatic individuals, such as Boston’s mobile testing sites.

Consider giving your employees paid time off to go get tested during work hours.

> Individuals:

Take the pledge! Get tested for COVID-19, even if you don't have symptoms, especially if:

– you may be experiencing COVID-like symptoms
– you are at high risk for complications
– you have come in close contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, or
– you have traveled or been in large gatherings.

Share locations for COVID-19 testing (in Boston, and across the Commonwealth). Let your employees know which ones are free, including for asymptomatic individuals, such as Boston’s mobile testing sites.

Share #GetTheTestBoston on your social media, and encourage your network to get tested.

Practice public health guidance:

– wear a mask or face covering
– wash your hands and clean your surfaces
– keep 6 feet of distance, and
– avoid large gatherings (especially parties).

ABOUT THE PLEDGE:

Boston and our country are facing an increase in COVID-19 positive rates, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the spring. As we head into the months ahead, it’s critical we all come together to look out for one another and our community, and take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19.

A key part of stopping the spread is testing. While earlier this year tests were hard to come by, Boston has expanded access to testing, and we are now encouraging all residents to get tested -- and especially those who are going outside their home for work or other reasons. But there’s a problem: not enough people are taking advantage of our resources and getting tested. Residents with no symptoms can still be infected with COVID-19 and transmit the virus, according to the CDC. We need more residents to get tested, and those that are interacting with others in any setting should consider getting tested on a regular basis. For that reason, we are inviting all Boston employers to take a pledge in support of increasing testing access for their employees.

ABOUT THE CITY OF BOSTON’S COMMITMENT:

The City of Boston is committed to expanding access to testing. We will be offering benefit eligible City employees one paid hour every 14 days to get tested during their normal work hours. Employees will receive regular compensation for their time spent testing, and will not be required to utilize their sick or personal time for one hour of testing.

COVID-19 TESTING SITES MAP:

See City of Boston's COVID-19 testing sites map here.

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