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Needham / Newton
November 02, 2020 Likes Comments

Is your company or nonprofit in need of COVID testing?

The Needham-Newton Regional Chamber is working with Project Beacon to make additional COVID-19 testing available to employers and institutions in the Newton-Needham-Wellesley area.

Project Beacon is founded by the Broad Institute, F-Prime Capital, and GV, and is focused on providing low cost, end-to-end COVID 19 testing solutions. Project Beacon is a social benefit organization focused on helping to increase the capacity, availability, accessibility, and affordability of COVID-19 testing in Massachusetts. It has no profit motive and any excess revenues over costs will be used to support public needs or, at the end of the project, donated to charity.

Employers can work with Project Beacon to implement a testing regimen, set up a site, or develop a testing strategy for employees. Costs begin at $40 per test depending on the scope of services involved. The tests are processed by labs at the Broad Institute  and results are generally within 24 hours.

Employers interested in learning more can contact Project Beacon at information@beacontesting.com.

The chamber is also working with Project Beacon to identify a testing location in the Newton-Needham-Wellesley area. If you have any ideas for a potential indoor or outdoor site contact Chamber President Greg Reibman.

About Project Beacon

Our mission is to help the state and its residents safely reopen society and return to work, while reducing disparities by ensuring equitable access to testing across Massachusetts. Project Beacon is a social benefit organization focused on helping to increase the capacity, availability, accessibility, and affordability of COVID-19 testing in Massachusetts. We have no profit motive and any excess revenues over costs will be used to support public needs or, at the end of the project, donated to charity. Defeating COVID-19 will ultimately require a range of solutions, drawing on the expertise of academia, biotech, the private sector, and the government. Project Beacon aims to help in this vital challenge. Learn more at beacontesting.com.

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