January 24, 2022

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Rite Aid to roll out self-swab coronavirus test sites in 7 states

  • Rite Aid is planning to open drive-up coronavirus testing sites in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia.
  • To get a test, patients must pre-register online and schedule an appointment.
  • The sites will utilize self-swab nasal tests — meaning patients obtain their own nasal samples with a swab.
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Rite Aid is planning to open new self-swab coronavirus testing sites across seven states in the coming weeks, the company said Tuesday. 

The states to get the testing sites include Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia, the company said.

The company is currently operating two sites in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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The new sites, like the existing testing locations, will be drive-up, meaning patients remain in their cars at all times in the parking lots of participating Rite Aid stores.

The sites will utilize self-swab nasal tests — meaning patients obtain their own nasal samples with a swab — which are overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists.

“Through our partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and with tremendous support from state and local officials, we will significantly expand COVID-19 testing to more than 5,000 tests daily in our country’s key hot spots when fully operational,” Heyward Donigan, Rite Aid president and CEO, said in a statement.

To receive a test, people must pre-register online and schedule an appointment. The tests are free for people who meet criteria for testing laid out by the Centers for Disease Control. 

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