Rite Aid adds two local coronavirus testing sites

May 5, 2020

Rite Aid Pharmacies will be providing two new COVID-19 testing sites in urban locations, one in the city of Buffalo and the other in Niagara Falls.

Credit Rite Aid

The location in Buffalo is 2474 Bailey Avenue in the city's 14215 zip code, which has recorded a high number of coronavirus cases.

In Niagara Falls, the Rite Aid at 1030 Pine Avenue will provide the self-swab nasal testing, and recipients can stay in their vehicles.

Accomodations are being made for customers who walk up or arrive by public transportation.

Rite Aid already does testing at 25 locations, including three elsewhere in New York State. The local testing is expected to get started next week, according to Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo). Pre-registration will be required on the Rite Aid website once testing begins.

Testing comes to pharmacies after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order to increase collection sites. Some pharmacies say they are still waiting for testing supplies to begin those collections.