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Hartford Announces Extension of Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site

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The CVS Health rapid result COVID-19 testing site in Hartford will now remain in operation through December 2020, the city announced Tuesday.

Originally, the location at the Arroyo Recreation Center was scheduled to close after September, but CVS Health will continue to run the site through December, the mayor's office said.

The Arroyo Recreation Center is located at 30 Pope Park Drive.

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"As of today, we've got three more months of being the only site in the state to offer rapid testing to our community at the Arroyo Center," said Mayor Luke Bronin.

Hartford has seen an increase in cases during the month of September, Bronin said.

"Please get tested if you have any reason to get tested," Bronin said.

The Arroyo Recreation Center site opened in late May.

CVS also offers testing at several drive-thru pharmacy locations in Hartford.

The site is available for walk-up testing, so a vehicle is not required. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 3-1-1 or 860-757-9311. Testing is available at no costs to patients through a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"Get tested," Bronin said. "Don't hesitate to get tested. Don't be afraid of getting tested. You don't need to have symptoms. You don't need insurance. You don't need a prescription. You don't need to pay. And you don't need a ride cause we'll drive you if you need it."

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