COVID-19 Press Releases

Bristol Adjusts COVID-19 Rapid Test Site Hours

BRISTOL, RI– On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, the Town of Bristol announced a change to its COVID-19 drive-through testing site hours.

Moving forward, the clinic will run on the following schedule, weather permitting, at the Bristol Town Beach (50 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809):

  • Thursdays from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bristol residents are also encouraged to visit the asymptomatic pop-up COVID-19 test site, located in the former Jos. A. Bank storefront at the Barrington Shopping Center (180 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806). That testing site is operated by the Rhode Island National Guard and runs on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM*

*This schedule is for an indefinite period of time.

Please Note: Residents that are symptomatic or require documentation showing negative test results should receive a PCR test by visiting

For more information on Bristol’s COVID-19 testing clinic and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the town’s COVID-19 dashboard at