Beginning on Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Edward King House Senior Center will serve as RIDOH/RI National Guard COVID-19 Rapid Test Site.  Free Rapid BinaxNOW Tests will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm at the Edward King House located on 35 King Street in Newport for the month of January.  

These events are being conducted on a first-come first-served basis and are open to the public.  This is a free walk-in service.  Appointments will not be accepted.  Anyone wishing to be tested must wear a mask, there will be no exceptions.  Participants should be prepared to wait outdoors for a short period of time and should dress appropriately.  All COVID safety precautions will be in full effect.  There will be a single entrance and a single exit and no participant may wait in the building at any time.  Once tested, participants are asked to leave immediately.  The test results will be available within 30 minutes and the participant will be called with the results.  ID’s will not be required but participants must provide contact information so that the results can be provided.  Social distancing will be adhered to at all times.

Volunteers are needed to provide staff support for these events.  Full PPE (gown, mask, face shield and gloves) will be provided.  We are in need of greeters, entrance and exit volunteers, test runners and contact information supervisors.

Click on the link below if you would like to sign up to volunteer:


Please feel free to email me at or call me at 401-743-3197 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance.


Book your tickets