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Rite Aid announces COVID-19 self-swab testing site in Virginia Beach

Rite Aid will have the capacity to conduct nearly 5,000 tests daily across all locations
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Posted at 12:39 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 17:24:20-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Rite Aid is opening a COVID-19 self-swab testing site in Virginia Beach.

With eight states and 24 store locations, all of Rite Aid's self-testing sites will be open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., seven days a week and expect to be able to conduct approximately 200 tests each day through online appointments.

In total, Rite Aid will have the capacity to conduct nearly 5,000 tests daily across all locations.

New Rite Aid COVID-19 self-swab testing site locations opening Wednesday, April 22:

· Dover, DE: 200 Pharmacy Drive in Smyrna
· Boise, ID: 3250 S. Eagle Road in Meridian
· Grand Rapids, MI: 5995 Kalamazoo Avenue, SE in Kentwood
· Saginaw, MI: 4598 State Street in Saginaw
· Central, NJ: 31 Mule Road in Toms River
· Albany, NY: 1863 Central Avenue in Colonie
· Akron, OH: 4053 South Main Street in Akron
· Youngstown, OH: 713 North State Street in Girard
· Erie, PA: 5430 Peach Street in Erie
· Scranton, PA: 20 South River Street in Plains
· Virginia Beach, VA: 2293 Upton Drive in Virginia Beach

All Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The testing will take place in each store's parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart.

Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at this website in order to schedule a time slot for testing.

Rite Aid partnered with Verily and will use its Baseline COVID-19 Program to provide screening, scheduling and return of results to participants for Rite-Aid testing sites. Rite Aid also selected BioReference Laboratories to provide COVID-19 laboratory testing to all drive-up locations with the goal of flattening the curve through accessible diagnostic testing.

Clinical oversight for the COVID-19 testing program is provided by PWNHealth, a national clinician network that enables safe and easy access to diagnostic testing. Rite Aid says they will continue to provide regular updates on the company's progress with COVID-19 testing.

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