Rite Aid expands Covid-19 testing sites with new locations in US

17 April 2020 (Last Updated April 17th, 2020 15:23)

Healthcare services and retail products provider Rite Aid has expanded coronavirus (Covid-19) testing sites with new locations in the US.

Rite Aid expands Covid-19 testing sites with new locations in US
Rite Aid delivers healthcare services and retail products in US. Credit: Mike Mozart.

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Healthcare services and retail products provider Rite Aid has expanded coronavirus (Covid-19) testing sites with new locations in the US.

The retailer has partnered with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to open the testing sites in 60 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, New Jersey, and Valley Cottage, New York.

The company is aiming for approximately 200 tests each day through online appointments. The sites will open tomorrow.

Tests will be conducted in each store’s parking lot and will be free of cost for individuals who meet the criteria established by the CDC.

As part of its collaboration with Verily, Rite-Aid will leverage its Baseline Covid-19 Program for screening, scheduling, and results returning to participants at its testing sites.

The company is planning to open additional drive-up testing locations at Rite Aid stores in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia in coordination with HHS.

Additionally, Rite Aid has selected BioReference Laboratories to provide Covid-19 laboratory testing to all drive-up locations.

The company recently launched testing sites with new locations in York and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Earlier this month, US drugstore chain Walgreens also planned to extend its drive-thru testing to 15 new sites in seven US states to help fight the pandemic.

Confirmed cases on coronavirus have breached two million marks globally while the death toll stands at 145,563.