KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Rite Aid announced on Wednesday that it will add 161 drive-through coronavirus testing locations throughout the country, including multiple sites in Oregon.
The new sites open in July 16, with Rite Aid pharmacists overseeing self-swab nasal tests from the store's drive-through window. There are 15 Oregon locations, including sites in Phoenix, Klamath Falls, and Roseburg.
In late April, Governor Kate Brown announced that a Walgreens pharmacy in Hillsboro would begin offering drive-through coronavirus testing, but no similar locations have materialized in southern Oregon. Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls expanded drive-up testing to include anyone in early April.
According to Rite Aid, all adults of 18 years old or older can get tested at the new locations "even if they are not exhibiting viral symptoms" based on CDC guidance, but anyone interested does have to prove eligibility and pre-register online in order to schedule a time slot.
When the new sites open on Thursday, Rite Aid says that it will have 258 test sites around the country with the capacity to conduct 94,000 tests every week.