Rite Aid in Waldwick to offer COVID-19 self test beginning Saturday

Rite Aid will open a self-testing COVID-19 test Saturday at its Waldwick location, the company announced Thursday.

The tests will be given from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at the at 60 Franklin Turnpike location. The location is expected to perform 200 tests a day. Appointments are necessary.

The test, which will be run in connection with the company’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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, which can be found here.

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 riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.

Rite Aid has 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.

There are 129 Rite Aid locations in New Jersey. The company said it plans to expand COVID-19 testing locations at Rite Aid stores in key hot spots including New Jersey.

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