Rite Aid opening new drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in LA and Orange counties

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Rite Aid is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity with 161 new drive-thru testing sites opening Thursday across 13 states, including more than a dozen locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties.  

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Testing will be available by appointment for people 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the person is experiencing symptoms, according to Rite Aid.

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Results are expected in three to five days, a company spokesperson said.  

Southland locations providing testing starting Thursday are:  
-- 1208 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena;  
-- 107 S. Long Beach Blvd., Compton;  
-- 2059 S. Garey Ave., Pomona;  
-- 1035 N. Magnolia Ave., Anaheim;  
-- 1700 W. Whittier Blvd,, La Habra;  
-- 9333 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera;  
-- 8447 Alondra Blvd., Paramount;  
-- 2300 Harbor Blvd. Suite G, Costa Mesa;  
-- 30551 Gateway Place, Rancho Mission Viejo;  
-- 1356 West Avenue J, Lancaster;  
-- 37950 47th Street E., Palmdale;  
-- 13803 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar;  
-- 1038 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; and  
-- 11321 National Blvd., Los Angeles.  

The sites will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists and will operate weekdays from 10 a.m to 8 p.m., and weekends from10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Patients must provide government-issued ID, be at least 18 and pre-register online at www.riteaid.com to schedule an appointment.