Pritzker Announces New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site in Rockford
Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the University of Illinois College of Medicine Health Science Campus in Rockford will open a drive-through testing site for coronavirus beginning Friday (April 24).
The site will be located at 1601 Parkview Avenue and will have 500 tests per day, which will add to Illinois' capacity for up to 2,900 tests per day in the state. Residents showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be able to get a test without a doctor’s orders.
The testing facility will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, or while supplies last. According to WTVO -
Once a patient gets in line, they will not be permitted to exit the car. For the safety of the testing personnel, the drive-thru sites will not be able to accommodate walk-up individuals. Individuals must arrive in a vehicle.
While this is a free service, individuals will be asked to show 1) photo identification and 2) healthcare employee or first responder ID/badge, if applicable.
To see Pritzker's full brief on the testing site you can watch here -