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Rite Aid announces new COVID-19 testing criteria for self-serve locations

Posted at 4:57 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 17:00:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Any adult exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 can now get tested at one of 25 Rite Aid testing centers across the country.

On Tuesday, Rite Aid announced expanded COVID-19 testing criteria at each of its 25 self-swab locations to include all adults exhibiting symptoms.

Anyone 18 and older with a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and/or new loss of taste or smell will be eligible to pre-register and schedule appointments for the free self-swab tests on the company’s website.

Rite Aid currently offers self-swab testing sites at 25 store locations across eight states through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. All sites are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week and have the capacity to conduct approximately 400 tests daily.