NEW BEDFORD — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has informed the New Bedford Health Department that its Stop the Spread testing site located at the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot, which serves the Seastreak Ferry, becomes appointment-only on Monday, December 14.

Beginning Monday, the testing site will be run by Project Beacon. Governor Charlie Baker announced updates to the state’s Stop the Spread initiative this week. More information is available at

According to the announcement, statewide, “three current locations will expand to regional testing sites run by Project Beacon,” including New Bedford’s Whale’s Tooth site, which is a drive-up testing site. Registration for testing in New Bedford will begin this weekend at

The full schedule of Stop the Spread testing is available on the state's website.

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