BOSTON (WHDH) – Approximately 1,000 Boston residents will be asked to participate in a coronavirus antibody test study, officials said.
The test will include residents from East Boston, Roslindale and Dorchester who are asymptomatic, Mayor Martin Walsh’s office announced on Sunday.
The tests will be administered by Massachusetts General Hospital this week in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission.
“I think a lot of people are kind of curious now of how we take the next step to open up society again,” Walsh said. “This information will help inform us about how we do that.”
But that decision will be a tough one, Walsh said.