Kroger is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative once again, incorporating new locations across the central U.S. into the program.
Kroger Health, the company’s health care division, plans to expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing model to 50 locations in more than 12 states. By the end of May, it will be able to perform up to 100,000 tests. To date, Kroger Health has performed nearly 8,000 tests in 30 locations across Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The company has also launched a pilot for employee site-specific testing in Michigan and Colorado.
“As America’s grocer, Kroger is here for our associates, customers, communities and our country,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “As part of Kroger’s commitment to help America reopen safely, we are proud to help expand access to COVID-19 testing as a partner in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public-Private Testing Partnership.”