Mobile COVID-19 testing continues at Elgin Community College, expands to Aurora this weekend

KANE COUNTY – Mobile COVID-19 testing will continue at Elgin Community College this week, and now will also be available in Aurora.

According to a news release from the Kane County Health Department, the free testing is managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The mobile testing unit will be available through Friday, Feb. 26 at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while supplies last. Mobile testing will also be available in Aurora on Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aldi-Fox Valley Flea Market,1500 E. New York St. in Aurora.

Testing is free and open to all regardless of symptoms. If you have recently been exposed to a potential or confirmed COVID-19 case, you are encouraged to get tested, even if you are not experiencing symptoms, the release stated.

A phone number and name are required in order to receive testing results. Photo ID is not required.

Those using drive-thru testing must be seated at a functioning window. Once you get in line at the site, you will not be permitted to exit your car. The viral testing consists of a nasal swab, while antibody testing will not be provided at this site. The virus can take up to 14 days to be detectable by a test, so it is important to continue the quarantine period through 14 days while monitoring for symptoms, the release stated.

Test results are expected in four to seven days.

The free drive-through community-based COVID-19 testing site in Aurora has relocated to 2450 N. Farnsworth Ave., across from the Chicago Premium Outlets. The drive-through and walk-up testing site is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Testing is free and available to all regardless of age, COVID-19 symptoms, or insurance status. A parent or guardian must be present and able to provide consent for individuals under the age of 18.

For more information about all available testing sites in Kane County, visit the IDPH website at Test-Illinois.com. Many healthcare providers in Kane County also have COVID-19 testing available. Please contact your provider or the facility to ask about testing criteria and appointment availability.

For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at 630-208-3801.