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Rite Aid Receives More U.S. Funds for Covid-19 Testing Sites (1)

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:40 PM; Updated: Nov. 25, 2020, 10:13 PM

Rite Aid Corp. received additional federal money to continue its free Covid-19 testing program after running out of earlier appropriated funds.

The Department of Health and Human Services heard Wednesday that more funding had been approved from the Office of Management and Budget, spokeswoman Mia Heck told Bloomberg Law. The contract between HHS and Rite Aid was also updated.

There was confusion Tuesday over whether or not the federal funding would continue once it became clear the pharmacy chain had run out of its initial allotment. It also wasn’t clear if Rite Aid would charge for its tests in...

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