CVS, Walgreens Among Retail Chains Expanding Free Coronavirus Testing

Source: The Hill »

CVS Health and Walgreens were among the retail chains announcing Monday that they will expand free coronavirus testing offered through their stores.

CVS said that it will “offer self-swab tests to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria” beginning in May. The drugstore chain has offered large-scale testing in five states since March, while the expanded self-swab testing will expand to as many as 1,000 locations — just over 10 percent of its stores — by the end of May, USA Today reported.

The company will allow patients to schedule tests online. The tests will be conducted in parking lots or drive-thru windows, with a goal of processing 1.5 million tests a month, according to the newspaper…

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