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IDPH offers free COVID-19 testing in Romeoville this week

Medical professionals can be seen Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020, while testing first responders and other medical professionals for COVID-19 at a testing station at the Jefferson Street WalMart in Joliet, Ill.
Medical professionals can be seen Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020, while testing first responders and other medical professionals for COVID-19 at a testing station at the Jefferson Street WalMart in Joliet, Ill.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health will offer free COVID-19 testing in Romeoville this week.

The testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 16 at the Romeoville Village Hall, located at 1050 W. Romeo Road, according to a news release. The testing occurs in the parking lot just off of North Grand Boulevard.

Walk-up and drive-thru testing options will both be available.

The IDPH can perform up to 500 tests each day and those tested will get their results within four to seven days.

Anyone can be tested. They do not have to be exhibiting symptoms.

There is no charge to be tested. While insurance is not required, those who want to be tested and do have insurance are asked to bring their insurance card.

The Will County Health Department also offers regular free COVID-19 testing to the public around the county. There is also free testing every week at the health department's facilities in Monee on Mondays and in Bolingbrook on Fridays.

For more information from the Illinois Department of Public Health on testing or, visit dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

For more on COVID-19 resources and information related to Will County, go to willcountyhealth.org.

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