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Kroger offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Striker Park in Short Pump through Thursday

People who need a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Eligibility for testing is based on CDC, state, and local government recommendations.

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Through Thursday, Kroger Health will offer a COVID-19 Drive-Thru testing site at Richmond Striker Park in Glen Allen.

Community members can register here. People who need a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Eligibility for testing is based on CDC, state, and local government recommendations.

Eligible people will then select the appropriate testing location and appointment time and receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork. When the patient arrives for a test, they should have a photo ID ready and leave their windows rolled up for check-in. A health care practitioner will approach the car and alert the patient when to roll down the window.

The drive-thru testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined their testing methodology because it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving the personal protective equipment utilized.

This onsite testing is supported by the laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours. Kroger Health is expected to administer 150 tests per day.

The testing site is open June 23rd through 25th from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Striker Park is located at 4801 Pouncey Tract Road near Short Pump Middle School.

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