Coronavirus testing conducted at a Joliet Walmart previously available only to first responders and health care professionals has been opened up to anyone who is 65 years old and older, according to a post on the Joliet Police Department's Facebook page.
Where the testing had been offered exclusively to all first responders and health care professionals regardless if they were suffering symptoms of the coronavirus or not, now those seeking tests must show at least one symptom related to COVID-19, the Facebook post said.
A description of COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Joliet police have been performing traffic control and security at the site.
The parking lot of the 2424 W. Jefferson St. Walmart is one of only three locations in the state where testing for the coronavirus is being conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services outside stores.
Testing is also being conducted in the parking lot of a Walmart in Northlake and outside a Walgreens in Bolingbrook.
The drive-thru testing in the parking lot of the Joliet Walmart begins at 10 a.m. daily but cars have been lining up hours beforehand.
About 70 tests are performed each day with testing concluding soon after the daily start time.