Rite Aid adds 161 COVID-19 testing sites

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Rite Aid adds 161 COVID-19 testing sites

By David Salazar - 07/15/2020

Rite Aid is continuing to grow its COVID-19 testing capacity. The Camp Hil, Pa.-based retailer is adding 161 drive-thru testing locations set to open on July 16 in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. 

The nationwide testing sites will include new locations in California, Oregon and Washington, plus additional locations in Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. All the sites with use self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists and will operate Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Rite Aid said that the COVID-19 tests offered at its testing sites are available for all adults, whether they are experiencing virus symptoms or not, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. All testing locations just require a government-issued ID from patients who must be 18 years old or older and who pre-register on the Rite Aid website to schedule a testing time slot. 

With the new testing sites, which more than doubled its testing capabilities, Rite Aid now operates 258 total sites that can conduct a total of 94,000 weekly tests.