COVID-19 Press Releases

Bristol Provides Update on Local Vaccination Effort, Sets Final Testing Clinic Date

COVID-19 Vaccinations- Bristol-Run Vaccination Site

On Saturday, March 13th, 2021, the Town of Bristol successfully completed the first dose delivery of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to residents primarily 75 and older. Over the next four weeks, the Town will be working to administer the second dose of the vaccine to the same population. Residents at Benjamin Church Manor and School/Childcare personnel will also receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March.

To date, the Town clinics has administered 5,496 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

With the State’s moves to a regional vaccination distribution model, there are no further allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Town at this time. The Town of Bristol will continue to work closely with RIDOH to ensure all residents can get vaccinated.

Moving forward, all new vaccination appointments should be done through the State-Run Vaccination Sites, Select Local Pharmacies, or Select Hospitals.

For more information on how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine or view eligibility, please visit

COVID-19 Testing – Bristol Town Beach Site

As of April 1st, 2021, the Town of Bristol will cease its weekly testing clinic at the Bristol Town Beach. With the increased availability of COVID-19 tests, there has been a reduced need for the Town’s site.

The final testing clinic will be held on March 27th, 2021 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

As of Saturday, March 13th, 2021, the Bristol Test Site has conducted 4,079 rapid tests.

Moving forward, Bristol residents are encouraged to visit the asymptomatic pop-up COVID-19 test site, located inside 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

Eastbay Community Action Program is also operating a testing site in Warren, in a modular unit on Railroad Ave. near the post office. Appointments are required and can be made at or by calling 401-222-8022 and selecting option 4.

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

For a full list of rapid & PCR testing sites in the State, please click here.