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A pilot site for drive-through COVID-19 testing in Bentonville is open to anyone exhibiting symptoms of the respiratory disease.

The site, located in the west parking lot of the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, has expanded from testing healthcare providers and first responders to testing anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. These include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Any healthcare workers wishing to be tested at the site may still do so.

Anyone who wants to be tested must complete a screening and make an appointment on the Quest Diagnostics website before arriving at the pilot site, according to the NWA COVID-19 Task Force. Walk-ups will not be accepted.

Patients must arrive in their vehicles no more than 10 minutes before their appointment times and bring their photo IDs, health insurance cards and appointment confirmations.

The testing site, sponsored by Walmart and Quest Diagnostics, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Sarah Komar is the news editor for The Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a staff reporter in 2019 and early 2020.

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