Drugstore chain Rite Aid (RAD) is expanding its COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites with a new location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, adding to its initial test location in Philadelphia.

Both the Philadelphia and Harrisburg test locations are part of a number of test sites that Rite Aid plans to open in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia, which it said would be opening soon.

All Rite Aid test locations will implement the self-swab nasal test with the help of a store pharmacist. The Harrisburg location is expected to conduct about 200 tests a day.

Tests will be held in Rite Aid’s store parking lot with hours of operation in Harrisburg from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Tests will be available at no cost to qualifying individuals with a government-issued ID, who are at least 18 years of age.

It is also required to preregister online for a COVID-19 testing time slot before arriving for a COVID-19 test. Test registrants must also stay in their cars at all times during the test.

“Rite Aid is pleased to build on the success of our pilot site in Philadelphia with a new COVID-19 testing location in Harrisburg,” Heyward Donigan, president and CEO, Rite Aid, said in a statement. “We plan to have additional testing sites at stores across seven states in the coming weeks.

“Through our partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and with tremendous support from state and local officials, we will significantly expand COVID-19 testing to more than 5,000 tests daily in our country's key hot spots when fully operational.”

Rite Aid is launching the coronavirus testing sites as part of its partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The company is also working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rite Aid joins Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens in opening drive-thr coronavirus testing locations throughout the U.S.

Shares of Rite Aid stock were up 9.99% as of 1:28 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.

A shopper exits a Rite Aid store in New York A shopper exits a Rite Aid store in New York, June 23, 2010. Photo: REUTERS