Mobile Response Testing

We are collaborating with MGH’s RADx Infectious Diseases team for mobile response testing. Based on wastewater viral concentration trends, a mobile testing van from MGH’s RADx team chooses a location in the spiking area for targeted community surveillance testing every week. 

Our health promoters (promoteres) work with the MGH team in the selected place to encourage more people to test for COVID-19. The test administered is an individual PCR test, free of charge and irrespective of symptomatic status. The MGH team promptly communicates the result of a test individually via a phone call. Positive cases trigger Chelsea city’s pandemic response chain of contact tracing and other infected individuals’ support services.