As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is set to expand drive-thru testing at 15 new sites in seven states to further strengthen its commitment to provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources. The initiative includes states Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas and will expand Walgreens’ collaboration with the Administration, federal health agencies, and state and local authorities.
The testing sites use temporary space at select locations, outside of the stores and will use Abbott’s new ID NOW COVID-19 test which is equipped to deliver positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results within 13 minutes. The locations are yet to be finalized and are in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president stated, “Walgreens remains committed to working with federal, state and local governments, as well as industry partners to meet the needs of the communities we serve across the country during the pandemic,” “We’re continuing to do everything we can, both with our own resources and also by partnering with others, to serve as an access point within the community for COVID-19 testing. Opening our first drive-thru testing location last month has allowed us to quickly learn and develop an efficient and scalable process, and we’re pleased to be working with Abbott to help accelerate our efforts, and to enable quick results for those being tested.”
Testing to be offered at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients need to pre-register in advance to schedule an appointment for testing.
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