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New COVID-19 testing sites coming to Buffalo, Niagara Falls

Rite Aid is planning to host drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations in Buffalo in Niagara Falls.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced Tuesday that two local Rite Aid stores will have COVID-19 drive-thru testing facilities.

One store will be in the city of Niagara Falls and the other in one of the hardest-hit zip codes in Buffalo, 14215. The addresses of the stores are 1030 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls and 2474 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Rite Aid said people don't have to exhibiting symptoms in order to receive a test at one of these locations. 

"Access to testing has been a problem and continues to remain a critical component of reducing community spread and informing the reopening of our economy," Higgins said. "We appreciate Rite Aid’s response to our call to place testing sites in some of the region’s hardest-hit areas.”

Rite Aid already operates 25 drive-thru testing facilities across the state. People being tested remain in their car when the test is administered. 

No date is set for the opening of these facilities, but Higgins said he hopes they're operating within the next week or so.

People are able to register for a test Sunday, May 10, at the two locations. Registration will be available on by clicking here. The testing will be free for all patients over 18-years-old.

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