Walmart to launch pilot-program for drive-thru testing in Bentonville

News

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that the state of Arkansas has entered into a partnership with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for healthcare workers.

>> CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

The pilot project in Benton County will be focused on first responders and healthcare workers who display symptoms, the governor said.

“This will put a focal point on them to make sure they have immediate access to testing if they need it,” Hutchinson said.

The governor said there will be an app available for those workers to determine if they have the symptoms that meet the need for testing.

“Walmart wanted to be able to bring one of their pilot projects here to Arkansas,” he said.

Hutchinson said the project will likely be expanded to other parts of the state.

COVID-19 resource links:

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Don’t Miss

Sunday Service
Best of the Valley
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know