By Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch
Rite Aid Corp. said Tuesday it has expanded the criteria to allow for more people to be offered self-swab testing of COVID-19, with all adults exhibiting symptoms eligible for diagnostic screening for free.
The drugstore chain said the testing criteria now includes everyone 18 years and older who exhibit symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
Rite Aid /zigman2/quotes/201733831/composite RAD -1.26% said it offers self-swab testing at 25 of its stores across eight states, with drive-thru testing available at more than half of those locations. Those seeking tests need to preregister online to schedule a time, and are required to have government-issued identification and an email address.
The company’s testing sites are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time seven days a week. Each site has a capacity to conduct 400 tests a day.
Rite Aid’s stock rallied 4.9% to close at $15.85, the highest close since March 24. It has soared 32.2% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -2.37% has lost 12.5%.
Here are the addresses of the Rite Aid stores where testing is available:
|Dover||Delaware||200 Pharmacy Drive in Smyrna|
|Boise||Idaho||3250 S. Eagle Road in Meridian|
|Detroit||Michigan||46977 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb|
|Flint||Michigan||9090 Miller Road in Swartz Creek|
|Grand Rapids||Michigan||5955 Kalamazoo Avenue, SE in Kentwood|
|Lansing||Michigan||715 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids|
|Saginaw||Michigan||4598 State Street|
|Barrington||New Jersey||501 Clements Bridge Road|
|Toms River||New Jersey||31 Mule Road|
|Waldwick||New Jersey||60 Franklin Turnpike|
|Albany||New York||1863 Central Avenue in Colonie|
|Utica||New York||4854 Commercial Drive in New Hartford|
|Valley Cottage||New York||133 Route 303|
|Akron||Ohio||4053 South Main Street|
|Cleveland||Ohio||5795 State Road in Parma|
|Toledo||Ohio||7225 Airport Highway in Holland|
|Youngstown||Ohio||713 North State Street in Girard|
|Erie||Pennsylvania||5430 Peach Street|
|Harrisburg||Pennsylvania||2604 Linglestown Road|
|Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||7401 Ogontz Avenue|
|Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania||4111 William Penn Highway in Monroeville|
|Plains||Pennsylvania||20 South River Street|
|York||Pennsylvania||115 Leader Heights Road|
|Richmond||Virginia||3210 Boulevard in Colonial Heights|
|Virginia Beach||Virginia||2293 Upton Drive|
|Rite Aid Corp.|