Ocean County Rite Aid to begin drive-thru self-swab coronavirus testing program

Coronavirus testing begins today at the Rite Aid in Toms River, and the location will offer a drive-thru self-swab testing program.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 11:41 AM

Updated 1,454 days ago

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Coronavirus testing begins today at the Rite Aid in Toms River, and the location will offer a drive-thru self-swab testing program.
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To be tested at the store at 31 Mule Road, patients must fill out an online form to determine their eligibility, as well as make an appointment.
Testing runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and about 200 tests are expected to be performed each day.
According to the company, the Toms River location will join around two dozen other locations across the U.S. in administering drive-thru tests.
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The New Jersey Department of Health's website has the following guidance for who should get tested, saying, “At this time, testing is prioritized for individuals who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath where they need hospitalization, those who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and individuals who traveled to/from highly affected areas.”
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