Stay informed & explore our Coronavirus (COVID-19) tips

While we’re concerned about the recent developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we’re also confident that staying informed and hygienic are the best ways to protect yourself, your family and your community. Because the situation changes daily, we encourage you to routinely check this site for important health and safety updates.



Have questions about your medications or care?

Our healthcare professionals and pharmacists are available to talk 24/7 at 1-800-Rite Aid or through a live chat.


Go to the CDC’s website for more ways to protect yourself and your loved ones


Stay Informed

COVID-19 vs Allergies, Cold & Flu

Know the difference with our helpful symptoms & treatment guide.


*Not a substitute for medical advice. Speak to your doctor first.

**Always be sure to read and follow label directions.

**Reviewed by a certified clinical staff as of 3/26/20. See references.


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Over 65?

Shop Senior Hours

We’re dedicating one hour every weekday to you. If you’re a senior or have a weakened immune system, shop in-store between 9AM – 10AM.


For all others, help us keep our community safe by shopping after 10AM. Thank you.


What you need to know about Coronavirus


What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?


Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.


How does COVID-19 spread?


The virus seems to be spreading from person to person. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably the virus is spreading between people. Learn more at


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?


Patients have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms that may include the following:


  •  Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  •  Fever

  •  Chills

  •  Muscle pain

  •  Sore throat

  •  New loss of taste or smell


If you need to visit a Rite Aid store and you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 or exhibit symptoms, PLEASE CALL AHEAD, so we can properly serve you and reduce the potential spread of the virus in the community.  


You can also use our drive-thru or FREE delivery service. Ask your pharmacist.

How We Can Help

Drive-Through & Prescription Delivery

Many Rite Aid locations provide drive-through pickup windows and/or FREE prescription delivery. 


Find your local store’s contact information.

Download Our App

Use our app to refill prescriptions and know when your prescription is ready.

90-Day Prescription Refills

Switch from filling your prescriptions every 30 days to every 90 days and you’ll get the added convenience of making less trips to the Pharmacy.

How to help prevent the spread of germs

Follow the CDC’s helpful guide to protect yourself and your loved ones:



Avoid close contact with people who are sick.



Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.



Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.



Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.



Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.



Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

One of the most important ways to avoid coronavirus is to wash your hands



Wet your hands with clean water and soap.


Make sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.


Scrub for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.


Rinse your hands with clean water.


Dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them.