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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility opens in Waukegan

WAUKEGAN – A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility in Waukegan is open to residents, state Sen. Terry Link, D-Indian Creek, announced.

“It remains critical that we continue to test as many individuals as possible to help us better understand the presence of this virus in Lake County and help limit its spread,” Link said. “If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, I highly encourage you to stop by this new site and get tested.”

The Waukegan testing site is located at 2161 Northwestern Ave. and will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last.

Individuals experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms are encouraged to seek testing.

Testing also is available for the following individuals regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms:

• Health care workers

• First responders

• Employees of correctional facilities

• Individuals exposed to confirmed COVID-19 patients

• Employees who support critical infrastructure (grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, public utilities, factories, child care and sanitation)

• Individuals with compromised immune systems or chronic medical conditions

People seeking tests must be seated at a functioning window and are not permitted to exit their vehicles for the safety of testing personnel. Testing is free, but individuals will be asked to show photo identification and a health care employee or first responder identification, if applicable.

For a list of testing sites in Illinois and for contact information and guidelines on eligibility for testing, visit coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites.

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