Walgreens Expands Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing to 15 New Locations in Seven States

by Alex Tostado

Deerfield, Ill. — To provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources, Deerfield-based Walgreens is working to expand drive-thru testing to 15 new sites in seven states. The locations include Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. The testing sites will utilize Abbott’s new test, which delivers positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results within 13 minutes. The 15 locations are being finalized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are planned for select hot spot markets with escalating rates of COVID-19 cases. Walgreens plans to be able to test up to 3,000 people per day across these additional sites, which are expected to be activated beginning later this week. Testing will be at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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