The Kane County Health Department announced that a mobile testing unit managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health will return to Aurora on Friday, Sept. 4, to provide coronavirus disease tests to the community.
The mobile testing sites are being coordinated by The Aurora Housing Authority.
Testing is free and open to all regardless of symptoms. The mobile testing unit will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Maple Terrace, 905 2nd Ave., Aurora.
Anyone can be tested. 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.
A phone number and name are required in order to receive testing results. Photo ID is not required.
Those using drive-thru testing must be seated at a functioning window. Once you get in line at the site, you will not be permitted to exit your car.
Viral testing (polymerase chain reaction or PCR) will be used. This consists of a nasal swab and is used to detect a current COVID-19 infection. Antibody testing will not be provided at this site. 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. Test results are expected in four to seven calendar days.
Additional testing options are available in Kane County. 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. to 4 p.m. Testing at this site is free.
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. Please 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