Coronavirus Testing Site to Open in Colonie

Albany County will get a new coronavirus drive up testing site on Wednesday. County Executive Dan McCoy says the new site will open up in the Town of Colonie at the Rite Aid that sits at the intersection of Central Ave and New Karner Road (1863 Central Ave.)

Testing at the Colonie Rite Aid will be free for those who are eligible based on CDC guidelines and for those at least 18 years of age.Tests will be conducted from within an individual’s car with a self-swab nasal test and with the help of a pharmacist. The site looks to be conducting an estimated 200 tests each day. Testing will be done by appointment only, and registration will begin Tuesday and can be done at

Jennifer Whalen of the Albany County Legislature says, "The Town of Colonie has a population of over 80,000 residents with over 17% being senior citizens. Colonie is also home to a significant number of essential businesses with large stores remaining open and staffed."

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