Free COVID-19 testing to be offered at NIU Jan. 10, 11, 12

DeKALB – The Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Health Department and Northern Illinois University have partnered to offer three days of free drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

Free COVID-19 testing will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 to 12 at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.

Vehicles should enter from Lincoln Highway.

Simple nasal swabs will be used. Test recipients will be called with results four to seven days after the test.

For information about free temporary drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in DeKalb County, visit

Katrina J.E. Milton

Award-winning reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek newspapers in DeKalb County, Illinois, since 2012.