Have you been extremely curious if you have COVID-19 even though you have no symptoms? I don't blame you. When all of this started I was dying to get tested because I wanted to be able to go back to work.

With a lot of people in Illinois going back to work, it's smart that everyone get tested. The State of Illinois is opening community-based COVID-19 testing sites to all residents for free, regardless if they have symptoms or not.

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“As we move forward, COVID-19 testing must be widely available and this is a step in that direction,” said Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau. “The state-operated Community-Based Testing Sites currently have the capacity to test more than 6,000 people per day, and now there will be no restrictions to who can be tested for this potentially deadly virus.”

With the current events, a lot of large gatherings are happening. So if you're attending events with crowds, it's smart you get tested before going back to work.

No appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is needed at state operated drive-thru sites and testing is available at no cost to the individual. The Rockford-based community testing site is located at UIC College of Medicine at 1601 Parkview Avenue and is open to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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