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Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Site Coming to Wheaton

COVID Testing site

DuPage County will open a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the DuPage County Government Campus in Wheaton starting Tuesday, June 16, offering free testing for all DuPage County residents. Watch this video about the new testing site, which opens next week.

You do not need an appointment, doctor referral or insurance to receive a test. Testing is available to anyone, including those with symptoms of COVID-19; anyone with a known exposure to COVID-19 (those who have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19); or asymptomatic, high-risk patients, first responders, health care workers, or essential workers who wish to be tested.

Testing will be offered from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, or until 400 tests are completed each day. Tests are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and staff on site will provide notification once the daily limit is reached. The test site is expected to be open for approximately 12 weeks.

To ensure the safety of testing personnel, the test will be done while you are sitting in your vehicle. You must be sitting at a functioning window and cannot exit your vehicle while at the test site. No motorcycles will be allowed to enter. Once a test is taken, results are expected in approximately 2-3 days.

The location for testing will be at the DuPage County Campus, off County Farm Road between Jewell Road and Manchester Road. Enter through the main entrance on County Farm Road, and signs will direct traffic to the testing site within the DuPage County Fairgrounds. The entrance/exit on Manchester Road will be closed to traffic.

This testing site coming to Wheaton is the result of a collaboration including DuPage County, the DuPage County Health Department, Illinois Department of Health, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local partners, such as the Wheaton Police and Fire departments. The site will be staffed by a combination of medical professionals, staff from local agencies and volunteers. For more information, visit the DuPage County Health Department’s website at www.dupagehealth.org.  

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