The Kane County Health Department was informed today (Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020) that the free drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora is relocating on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to 2450 N. Farnsworth Ave. in Aurora, less than half a mile from the Chicago Premium Outlets.
The drive-through and walk-up testing site is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Testing is free and available to all regardless of age, COVID-19 symptoms, or insurance status.
A parent or guardian must be present and able to provide consent for individuals under the age of 18.
The new Aurora testing site will continue to serve the outer suburbs of Chicago, the third-most active site in the Northeast region, providing an average of 450 free tests daily to the surrounding communities.
Ten community-based testing sites are open daily throughout Illinois, providing an average of 25,000 free tests throughout the state. CBTS are located in Chicago, Harwood Heights, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Waukegan, South Holland, Rockford, Champaign, Peoria, and East St. Louis.
Pop-up mobile testing sites operate throughout the state, with the goal of reducing immediate outbreaks, focusing on underserved and marginalized communities. Times and locations of mobile sites vary and change to meet the needs of communities with emerging outbreaks.
An updated list of community-based and mobile testing sites can be found at www.test-illinois.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @testillinois.
Additional testing options are available in Kane County.
For more information about all available testing sites in Kane County, visit the IDPH website at https://dph.illinois.gov/
Many healthcare providers in Kane County also have COVID-19 testing available. The Health Department recommends you contact your provider or the facility to ask about testing criteria and appointment availability.
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