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Kroger is now accepting applications for coronavirus testing.
The Ohio-based company will be testing at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from April 30 to May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The testing will then be weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays until May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
To date, Kroger Health has performed nearly 8,000 tests in 30 locations in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and Ohio. The company has also launched a pilot for site-specific testing for company associates in Michigan and Colorado.
The tests will be available to those who qualify after they fill out a questionnaire. Those eligble for testing are people who have COVID-19 symptoms and:
- Are healthcare workers
- Are first responders (EMS, fire, law enforcement)
- Are 65 years of age or older
- Are critical infrastructure workers with symptoms
- Have a chronic health condition (heart disease, lung disease or an immune-system-lowering condition, such as diabetes)
- Experience mild symptoms and live in communities with high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations
To register, people will go through a virtual screening process based on guidelines from the CDC. Once approved, applicants will receive and e-mail confirmation for their test.
“The drive-thru testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined this testing methodology is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving the personal protective equipment utilized,” Kroger said in a release.
Once you drive-thru for your free test, you can expect your results within 48 hours. People do not need a doctor’s note or recommendation to apply for the test. You can click here to apply for the test.
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