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Free COVID-19 testing available in Claremont

CLAREMONT — Free COVID-19 testing is now available seven days a week at River Valley Community College on College Place.
Published: 10/11/2021 4:12:52 PM
Modified: 10/11/2021 4:12:55 PM

The Claremont pop-up testing, which began Monday, is offered through a partnership between the state of New Hampshire and the New London-based ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, according to ClearChoice’s website. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Testing is available to people of all ages, regardless of their state of residence, with or without symptoms of COVID-19. Citizenship is required. Results of the PCR tests are slated to be returned within 48 hours. 

The site is one of four being operated through the partnership between ClearChoice and the state. The others are in Manchester, Nashua and Newington. Three of the sites, including Claremont, are drive-up and require that people remain in their cars. The Manchester site is walk-in and slated to open Tuesday. The Nashua and Newington sites have yet to open.

As of Oct. 8, Claremont and neighboring Newport and Charlestown had the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases on the New Hampshire side of the Upper Valley, according to the state’s dashboard. Claremont had 159 new cases in the two weeks ending on Friday; Newport had 107; and Charlestown 52.

Those Sullivan County communities also have vaccination rates that are among the lowest in the region, with fewer than 50% of residents fully vaccinated in each of the three municipalities. 




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