One Local Rite Aid To Have COVID-19 Tests

  TOMS RIVER – One of the local Rite Aid’s, located on Mule Road, will offer self-swab drive-through tests starting April 22.

  The move is part of a roll-out across 24 locations in a total of eight states, according to a release from the company.

  The self-testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Each location is expected to handle approximately 200 tests a day.

  The location is listed as 31 Mule Rd. in Toms River, which is near the border between Toms River and Berkeley.

  What you need to do:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Other testing eligibility is set by the Centers for Disease Control, visit CDC.gov for updated information
  • Have government-issued identification
  • Register online for the test at RiteAid.com
  • Go to the parking lot during your time slot
  • Stay in your vehicle
  • Rite Aid pharmacists will oversee the tests, but you will be doing the self-swab nasal test on yourself
  • Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC

  The other locations are in Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia

  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. Clinical oversight for the COVID-19 testing program is provided by PWNHealth, a national clinician network that enables safe and easy access to diagnostic testing.