Free Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in DeKalb County: September 19 & 20

This weekend (Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20) free COVID-19 testing will be available at the DeKalb County Health Department parking lot.

Read details from a county health department press release:

One of the ways to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus is to have increased testing in the community. In addition to the locations that currently offer testing in DeKalb County, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) will be sponsoring a free temporary drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing site at the DCHD parking lot located at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Rd. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days:

Saturday, September 19

Sunday, September 20

There is no cost for testing and anyone can be tested. You don’t have to have symptoms or be sick. The test consists of a simple nasal swab. If you have health insurance, we ask that you bring your insurance card; however, all will be tested regardless of healthcare coverage. You will be called (by the testing provider) with your results within 4-7 days.

DCHD will also be distributing Community Kits to each person who is tested. The free community kits include cloth masks, thermometer, tissue, and antibacterial hand wipes.

For additional testing locations, visit the IDPH website at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-sites

For more information about COVID-19, and the latest updates and guidance, please visit the following websites:

• https://health.dekalbcounty.org/coronavirus/

• https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

• https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus