Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island is serving as a drive-through site for the rapid COVID-19 tests. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on April 6 said that the state is making free, rapid COVID-19 testing available to all Rhode Islanders.
In a news release, the state said the Abbott ID NOW test is available at a new drive-thru testing site at Twin River Casino in Lincoln.
Marc Crisafulli, Executive Vice President of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (TRWH) and President of its Rhode Island properties said, “We are pleased to offer Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln as a rapid COVID-19 drive through testing site. We are supporting the efforts of the RI Department of Health, CVS Health, the Rhode Island State Police and the RI National Guard to ensure as smooth a testing experience as possible. This level of collaboration truly is representative of the fact that we are all in this together, and we stand ready to do all we can to support the continued health and safety of all Rhode Islanders during this pandemic.”
The testing site will use the new Abbott ID Now system and will be able to perform approximately 1,000 tests per day, doubling Rhode Island’s current testing capacity.
Rapid COVID-19 testing will be available to individuals who are symptomatic and meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients will need to pre-register in advance online at CVS.com in order to schedule a same-day time slot for testing.
The testing site will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The test can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in as little as 13 minutes, reports said.