Massachusetts Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from October 16, 2020

Number of Health Center respondents = 26 (70% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patient Testing

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 92.31%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 91.67%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 0.00%
12 Hours or Less 4.17%
24 Hours 8.33%
2-3 Days 83.33%
4-5 Days 4.17%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Number of Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 9239
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 50.95%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 1659
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 59.37%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 9215
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 51.05%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 1659
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 59.37%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 24
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 12.50%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 0
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) -

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested, Antibody Detection (serology)4 Patients Tested Positive, Antibody Detection (serology)4
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 35.15% 26.70% 83.33% -
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 22.34% 24.83% 4.17% -
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 9.17% 8.56% 4.17% -
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.95% 8.98% 0.00% -
Asian Patients5 3.43% 3.19% 0.00% -
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients5 0.23% 0.60% 0.00% -
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients5 0.60% 0.60% 0.00% -
Patients with More than one race5 1.82% 0.54% 4.17% -
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 7.51% 12.06% 0.00% -
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 5.19% 7.47% 0.00% -
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 8.62% 6.45% 4.17% -

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 92.31%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 32
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 17
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 4.23%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 45.96%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 7.69% 3.85% 11.54% 53.85% 23.08%
N95/PPR Masks 3.85% 11.54% 11.54% 15.38% 38.46% 19.23%
Gowns 0.00% 7.69% 0.00% 11.54% 53.85% 26.92%
Gloves 3.85% 7.69% 0.00% 11.54% 53.85% 23.08%
Face Masks/Goggles 3.85% 7.69% 0.00% 7.69% 46.15% 34.62%

1 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=24.

2 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

3 “Any test type” includes virus detection and antibody detection testing numbers. Care should be taken when drawing conclusions from combined testing numbers or in racial/ethnic minority percentages. Comparison of data in later weeks or in racial and/or ethnic minorities is subject to interpretation as the nature and purpose of antibody detection tests evolve over time.

4 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

5 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020