DuPage County COVID-19 drive-thru test site to switch to winter operations plan

The DuPage County COVID-19 drive-thru test site will activate its winter operations plan beginning Nov. 30.

The plan will allow testing to be available for individuals through the winter months while maintaining safe conditions for staff and visitors.

The COVID-19 drive-thru test site location will remain at the DuPage County Complex in Wheaton; however, cars will be redirected to an enclosed, heated structure for testing. The enclosed structure will allow cars to safely drive through to receive COVID-19 testing.

As a result, there will be a reduction of lanes that will impact the daily test capacity for the test site. However, other opportunities for community-based testing sites are available in DuPage County. More information can be found on www.dupagehealth.org/covid19testing.

To help reduce wait times, each person being tested is encouraged to pre-register at testdirectly.com/dupage before arriving at the test site, or while they wait. Each person will need their email address to create an account and that email address may not be used for more than one person in the group. If someone does not have an email address available, then a recorder will register that person on-site. Please note, pre-registering does not guarantee an individual will be tested that day or reserve a place in line.

The testing site will continue to be accessible through the County Campus’ main entrance off County Farm Road and be open from 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday or until the daily test capacity is reached. Please consider the following:

Testing is available to everyone, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. Children may get tested with the help of a parent or guardian. No appointment, symptoms or insurance are necessary. For safety reasons, pets are not allowed at the test site. People with pets will be turned away.

While waiting for test results, persons tested need to self-isolate at home except for medical care. For information on early closures or other updates, check the Health Department’s Facebook and Twitter often.

Please note both DuPage County community-based drive-thru test sites in Wheaton and Villa Park will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 26- 27. The Odeum Expo Center test site, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park, will reopen on Nov. 29, and the DuPage County Complex site will reopen on Nov. 30.

For more information about the testing site or what to expect, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19testing.

For anyone who has COVID-19 and their close contacts, information and resources are available in English and Spanish on our COVID-19: Information and Resources page.

For more information on how to stay safe, visit www.dupagehealth.org/staysafedupage.