CVS opening rapid virus testing site at Rhode Island casino

Monday 6th April 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- CVS Health will roll out a free, rapid COVID-19 test at its new drive-thru testing site at a Rhode Island casino, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday.

The testing site, which will be by-appointment only, opens Monday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln.

Results from test being administered at the site could be ready in as little as 15 minutes, the governor said.

The site is expected to perform about 1,000 tests per day, doubling the state's testing capacity, Raimondo added.

"Today marks a giant leap forward in our efforts to combat this virus," she said in a statement. "Making testing rapid and readily available is the key to slowly reopening our economy, and today we are one step closer to that goal."

Woonsocket-based company says Rhode Island and Georgia are the only two states where it's offering the rapid tests so far.

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