Free testing for protesters and soldiers’ homes resume visits in Massachusetts

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BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts will offer free coronavirus testing this week for anyone who attended large gatherings in recent weeks including protests following the death of George Floyd, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday.

The testing will be offered Wednesday and Thursday at 52 locations across the state. Massachusetts’ two state-run soldiers’ homes are reopening this week after being hot spots for the coronavirus.

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home will begin allowing outdoor visits Monday while the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home will begin allowing them Tuesday.

Meanwhile, playgrounds and splash pads are reopening in Boston. Visitors will be encouraged to maintain social distancing and wear masks

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