The state of Illinois on Wednesday opened a new COVID-19 Community Testing Site in the parking lot of the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora.
But who should get testing? How is it done? How do you sign up? How and when will you know the results?
The city of Aurora answers some of those questions in a news release Wednesday night.
People should go if they are showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, including cough, shortness of breath or fever.
The new site is open seven days per week at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd, and will serve up to 600 people per day. Testing is free.
Individuals being tested at the new Aurora site will receive a call from 1-888-297-7208 within four and seven calendar days regarding the results of their test. Individuals being tested at the Community-Based Testing Sites should receive a flyer providing this and additional information.
Operations at the site are managed by the Illinois National Guard with traffic management and security assistance from the Aurora Police Department.
Testing Location and Times:
- Chicago Premium Outlet Mall | 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60502
- Enter from Farnsworth Ave. only
- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or earlier if testing capacity is reached)
- seven days per week
Tests can be taken by:
- All individuals with symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever), including but not limited to, senior citizens and people with underlying conditions.
- All healthcare workers and first responders regardless of symptoms
Type of Test:
- All tests are self-administered swabs. Each person getting tested will be handed the swabs and directions through their car window. They will then have to swab their own nose and place it back in the bottle. Testing is free.
- This is a DRIVE-THRU ONLY testing facility
- Anyone who will be tested MUST BE SEATED AT A FUNCTIONING WINDOW in a vehicle
- NO WALK-UPS can be accepted for safety reasons
- Persons getting tested will be asked to SHOW PHOTO IDENTIFICATION or healthcare/first responder ID/badge, if applicable.
- Tests are taken on a FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE BASIS. Facility will close by 4 p.m. or when testing capacity is reached for the day, whichever comes first.
- Due to the demand service, wait times can be significant. Please be patient.
- If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or emergency department to seek immediate care and instructions.
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SOURCE: city of Aurora news release