Rite Aid is expanding its Coronavirus testing locations that let you swab your own nose for traces of COVID-19.
The pharmacy chain announced Saturday that more drive-through testing sites will be available in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania starting on Monday. The testing locations will be overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, and the self-administered test allows patients to just swab their nostrils for the respiratory virus.
In order to qualify, you must meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rite Aid said. You don’t need a doctor’s note, but you can’t just drive up for service.
The drug store chain requires that you sign up in advance on the website, be at least 18 years old and have a government-issued ID. There is a screener in the online application. If you pass and there is appointment availability near you, Rite Aid will let you know where you can go to get tested.