Cars line up for 1st day of rapid coronavirus testing in New Haven

Cars lined up Friday in New Haven for the state's first rapid coronavirus testing site.

News 12 Staff

Apr 17, 2020, 7:14 PM

Updated 1,455 days ago

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Cars lined up Friday in New Haven for the state's first rapid coronavirus testing site.
For the CVS test, drivers stay in their cars and swab their own noses. CVS calls the patient with results within 15 minutes and they don't need a doctor's note. But they need to make an appointment online.
"It's really important that you do register because there are a bunch of screening questions that you'll have to answer, to make sure that we prioritizing the testing capabilities to the most needy people," said Emmanuel Kolady, CVS Health vice president.
The most needy include the elderly, people with weak immune systems and first responders.
New Haven was chosen because it is a central location.
CVS says it can process at least 750 tests a day, until the tests run out or the infections do.
The testing site in open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays and opens at 10 a.m. on the weekends.
Anyone who wants to be tested must go online and make an appointment with CVS.
Anyone can call 211 for a free taxi ride to the testing site.
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