The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Wednesday, Aug. 10, it is providing a one-time bulk shipment of 1 million over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to K-12 public school districts outside of Chicago for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. The tests will be provided free of charge. The[Read More…]
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As the Omicron variant adds gasoline to the COVID-19 fire, access to testing is becoming a challenge, with home kits scarce and some testing sites overwhelmed with people. During a media briefing on Monday, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike urged people to get tested if they have[Read More…]
To help increase capacity and facilitate faster access to COVID-19 testing in schools across the state, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has partnered with the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Midwest COVID-19 Testing Coordination Center (MCC) to provide testing to all public and private schools that are now[Read More…]
South Suburban College, 15800 S. State St. in South Holland, has signed a new intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to continue free COVID-19 testing on its main campus in South Holland through Dec. 31. “We have heard from our community about the convenience of this[Read More…]
The State of Illinois is opening its community-based testing sites to anyone to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. Testing remains crucial to the state’s efforts to prevent additional spread of the disease. No appointment, doctor referral or insurance is needed at state operated drive-thru sites[Read More…]
COVID-19 testing has come to the South Suburbs. A drive-thru testing site opened Tuesday morning in Markham at the state’s auto emissions testing site, 3824 W. 159th St.
The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the death of three people in Illinois with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individuals include a Will County resident in his 50s, a Cook County resident in her 80s and an out-of-state resident in her 70s who was in Sangamon County.