Rite-Aid has added coronavirus testing sites in Bear, Millsboro, and Wilmington. The sites are in addition to the previously announced Smyrna location.
Rite Aid earlier expanded COVID-19 testing criteria to include all individuals 18 and older exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
Rite Aid currently offers self-swab testing sites in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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All of the Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 self-testing sites utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing sites are located in store parking lots, and patients are required to remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive until the time they depart.
Patients are required to provide government-issued identification, be at least 18 years old, and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.
The Smyrna location is at 200 Pharmacy Drive. A major employer in the Smyrna area is the James Vaughn Correctional Institution. While Vaughn has not seen a major outbreak of COVID-19, correctional officers and inmates have tested positive.
The Millsboro site is in the area of a COVID-19 outbreak tied to the poultry processing industry.
On Friday, the State of Delaware announced it will ramp up its testing program four-fold with recently approved kits.