UPDATE: Free Mobile Testing Sites Coming To Elgin on Dec. 22, Carpentersville on Dec. 27

UPDATE: Free Mobile Testing Sites Coming To Elgin on Dec. 22, Carpentersville on Dec. 27

Mobile Testing

The Kane County Health Department announced today (Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020) that a mobile testing unit managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be in Kane County next week to provide Coronavirus disease tests to the community.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 — Elgin Sports Complex, 709 Sports Way, Elgin
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 — Dundee Crown High School, 1500 Kings Road, Carpentersville

The mobile testing unit will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last. 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.

A phone number and name are required in order to receive testing results. Photo ID is not required.

Those using drive-through 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.

The free drive-through community-based COVID-19 testing site in Aurora has relocated to 2450 N. Farnsworth Ave., across 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.

Additional testing options are available in Kane County. For more information about all available testing sites in Kane County, visit the IDPH website at Test-Illinois.com 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.

Mobile Testing in Neighbor Counties

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that mobile testing sites are coming to Northern Illinois in the next few day are in Kane County per se, but there are several in neighboring Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, McHenry and Will if you are out and about in those areas.

According to an IDPH news release, the state has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one. It should be noted that insurance is not required.

Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab.  Drive-through and walk-up testing are both available at most locations.

Here’s a quick look at the mobile sites and hours from no until Dec. 20:

COUNTY

DATE

LOCATION

ADDRESS

HOURS

Boone

December 19-20

Fiesta Market Parking Lot

400 W. Chrysler Dr.

Belvidere

8am – 4pm

Cook

December 16

Northeastern Illinois University

3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Chicago

8am – 4pm

December 16-18

Cicero Fairgrounds

34th and Laramie

Cicero

8am – 4pm

December 18

Bennett Day

955 W. Grand Ave.

Chicago

8am – 4pm

December 19

Southland Center

10 Southland Dr.

Lynwood

8am – 4pm

December 19

Affordable Recovery Home Campus

13636 South Western

Blue Island

8am – 4pm

December 19

Ferrara Candy Company

2945 W. 31st St.

Chicago

8am – 4pm

December 19-20

Northwest Side Housing Center

5233 W. Diversey Ave.

Chicago

8am – 4pm

December 20

Alpha Temple Baptist Church

6701 S. Emerald Ave.

Chicago

12pm – 4pm

DeKalb

December 16

Sandwich Fairgrounds

1401 Suydam Rd.

Sandwich

8am – 4pm

DuPage

December 20

Churchville Middle School

155 Victory Pkwy

Elmhurst

8am – 4pm

Grundy

December 20

Saratoga Elementary School

4040 N. Division St.

Morris

8am – 4pm

Kankakee

December 17

Kankakee County Health Department

2390 W. Station St.

Kankakee

8am – 4pm

McHenry

December 17

Johnsburg High School

2002 W. Ringwood Rd.

Johnsburg

8am – 4pm

December 18

First United Methodist Church

100 N. Division St.

Harvard

8am – 4pm

Rock Island

December 16

Taxslayer

1201 River Dr.

Moline

8am – 4pm

Whiteside

December 19-20

Northland Mall

2900 E. Lincolnway

Sterling

8am – 4pm

Will

December 14-20

Mission Boulevard Soccer Complex

640 Mission Blvd.

Joliet

8am – 4pm

Site locations are subject to change.  Please check the IDPH website for the most current mobile testing site location information. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing/mobile-testing-sites

SOURCE: IDPH news release