The Kane County Health Department announced Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2020) that a mobile testing unit managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health provided more than 2,000 Coronavirus Disease tests to the community last week.
“We are especially grateful to our community partners for helping us stage these sites so quickly,” said Uche Onwuta, Kane County Health Department director of health protection. “This was a community-wide effort to serve as many of our communities as locally as possible.”
Kane County Mobile Testing Totals
|Monday, 7/27||Regional Office of Education, Geneva||239|
|Tuesday, 7/28||Kimball Middle School, Elgin||401|
|Wednesday, 7/29||Kimball Middle School, Elgin||403|
|Thursday, 7/30||Dundee Crown High School, Carpentersville||367|
|Friday, 7/31||Illinois Youth Center, St. Charles||212|
|Saturday, 8/1||Phillips Park, Aurora||186|
|Sunday, 8/2||Dundee Crown High School, Carpentersville||348|
Onwuta acknowledged the community partners responsible for setting up the sites.
“In addition to the Regional Office of Education, the school districts in Elgin and Carpentersville, the Illinois Youth Center and the officials in the city of Aurora, we’d like to also thank the Illinois Department of Public Health, Compañeros En Salud and Aurora African American Health Coalition.
“We’d like to thank our partners the village of Carpentersville Police, the Elgin Police Department, Aurora Emergency Management Agency and the Kane County Office of Emergency Management for providing traffic control.”
Additional Testing Options
The Community-Based Testing Site, located at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd. in Aurora is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Community-based testing is free and open to all regardless of symptoms. If you have recently been exposed to a potential or confirmed COVID-19 case, you are encouraged to get tested, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. Test results are expected in four to seven calendar days.
For more information about all available testing sites in Kane County, visit the IDPH website at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-sites.
Many healthcare providers in Kane County also have COVID-19 testing available. Please contact your provider or the facility to ask about testing criteria and appointment availability.
If you have been told to quarantine for 14 days due to potential exposure, a negative test does not shorten your quarantine period. The virus can take up to 14 days to be detectable by a test, so it is important to continue the quarantine period through 14 days while monitoring for symptoms.
For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the Health Department at 630-208-3801.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release