Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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May 14, 2020

CVS Health To Open COVID-19 Testing Site In South Windsor; Senator Anwar Asks Members Of Public With Symptoms Or Suspecting COVID To Get Tested

Today, CVS Health announced it is opening 12 new testing sites for COVID-19 at select CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations, including at the South Windsor CVS Pharmacy at 525 Buckland Street. State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) lauded the move today, encouraging any member of the public who has symptoms matching COVID-19 or who meets Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria to pursue testing to preserve both their safety and public safety.

“Increased access and availability of testing is an important tool we can use to limit the spread of COVID-19 and better protect public health,” said Sen. Anwar. “I strongly encourage anyone who is experiencing symptoms and meets CDC criteria to schedule a test and follow self-isolation and quarantine rules. The more people we can test, the more cases we can identify; the more cases we can identify, the better we can fight to end this pandemic.”

CVS Health’s testing site at the South Windsor CVS will utilize self-swab tests. Individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing, as well as age guidelines, will be able to access testing. Patients must register in advance at beginning Friday, May 15 to schedule their appointments properly.

Testing will not take place inside any CVS retail locations. Patients will be required to stay in their cars and drive to the pharmacy window, where they will be given test kits and given instructions. A CVS Pharmacy employee will observe the self-swab process, ensuring it is done properly, after which the test will be sent to an independent third-party lab for processing. Test results will be available in approximately three days.