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Larson, Bronin Announce Opening of CVS Health COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site in Hartford

May 29, 2020
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced the opening of a rapid testing site at the Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center in Hartford.  The testing site, located at 30 Pope Park Drive in Hartford, will be open to the public by appointment at no cost.  Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, supported by CVS Pharmacy colleagues, will staff the testing operation. Patients will need to pre-register in advance by calling Hartford 311 at 860-757-9311, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM, to schedule a same-day time slot for testing.  Testing is conducted inside the building; a personal vehicle is not required and results will be provided on-the-spot. 

“CVS and Aetna choosing Hartford as one of several sites nationwide to be a community testing center is great news for broadening access to testing. Testing is key to overcoming this pandemic, especially in communities of color that have been hard hit. This is a significant step forward in addressing these disparities and stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Larson.

“This is the second rapid testing site in Connecticut, and it will be an important part of the testing toolbox as our city and region move towards a responsible reopening,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “This is also the fourth CVS Health testing site in Hartford, and we are very grateful for CVS Health for their commitment to expanding testing in our community.  We’re proud to support this testing site by taking appointments directly through Hartford 311, which we hope will give residents even easier access to these tests.  We need to embrace testing as a regular part of life for the foreseeable future, and sites like this one will make it quick, easy, and safe for every resident.”

 “Working with partners like the City of Hartford is an important part of our comprehensive strategy to increase access to COVID-19 testing,” said David Casey, Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health.  “This joint effort allows us to tap into the network of a trusted leaders like Mayor Bronin and Congressman Larson whose strong community ties help us to further expand testing in areas of greatest need.”