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CVS Pharmacy offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Perry County

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Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be offered at four CVS pharmacies in ME starting Friday.

Patients must register in advance on CVS's website.

Nuro has spent the last couple of years testing out various versions of its autonomous delivery vehicles through tightly monitored trials with Walmart, Domino's and supermarket retailer Kroger.

"The goal of it is really three-fold", Cretella told WDBJ7 in an interview.

The CVS locations open for testing are 111 Auburn St.in Portland, 51 Market St.in South Portland, 384 Elm St.in Biddeford and 24 Stone St.in Augusta.

During the appointment, you will pull around to the pharmacy drive in window where an employee will give you a self swab kit that you stay in your vehicle to do.

A test kit, along with instructions, will be provided at that time and the self-test must be performed on site as a CVS staff member observes the test to ensure it is done properly.

You can find a list of all the CVS Health testing sites across the state attached to this article.

The company has now established a total of 1,000 testing sites across more than 30 states and Washington, DC. The test sites will help enable the company's goal of processing up to 1.5 million tests per month, subject to availability of supplies and lab capacity.

The index tracks variables like poverty, lack of access to transportation and crowded housing that may weaken a community's ability to prepare for and recover from events like disease outbreaks.

"Opening access to testing in more locations using our drive-thru window represents an important milestone in our response to the pandemic", said Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, in a statement.

The drive-thru testing site will open Friday, May 29 and is located at 240 M.A.C.

Abbie Lauten-Scrivner is a reporter for the Merced Sun-Star.

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