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COVID-19 Testing to Begin for Illinois QC Residents, This Time in Moline

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(Updated 8/18/2020) 

On Wednesday (8/19), Illinois will open a free, COVID-19 test site in Moline. The state and Rock Island County health departments say the drive-through operation will be located in the TaxSlayer Center parking lot, and the hours will be 9 am until 5 pm. 

It'll be open every day until August 30th. The coronavirus test site will be for Illinois residents, whether they have symptoms or not. No appointment or referral will be needed, but a photo I-D and contact information will be required. 

If demand is high, people may have to wait in line for a long time. 

It's been almost a month since Illinois closed its first local COVID test site at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. Around 43-hundred people were tested, or about 250 per day. 

Illinois residents who have symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to get tested. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. 

After being closed due to last week's derecho, the COVID-19 test site at North Park Mall in Davenport reopened. It's only for Iowa residents who have completed the online, Test Iowa Assessment and have an appointment.

Illinois will offer COVID-19 testing for Rock Island County residents starting next week.

(Previous version 6/29/2020)

On Monday, the drive-through test site will open at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. 

Hours will be 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. And it should be available every day for two weeks, or through Friday, July 10th. The test site will not be open on July 4th. 

The coronavirus test site will be for Illinois residents, whether they have symptoms or not. And no appointment or referral will be needed. But a photo I-D and contact information will be required. 

Nita Ludwig, from the Rock Island County Health Department, says the state hopes to complete about 250 tests per day. But demand could be high, and people might have to wait a long time. There will be no charge, but people with health insurance may be asked for policy information. She says no one will be turned away. 

And people who walk to the QCCA Expo Center should follow directions once they arrive at the test site. 

Illinois residents who have symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to get tested. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Use the online CDC Symptom Self-Checker Tool as a guide. More information for Illinois is online HERE. Or call the Illinois COVID-19 hotline at 800.889.3931.

In addition, the COVID-19 test site at North Park Mall in Davenport continues to offer service. It's only for people who have completed the online, Test Iowa assessment and have an appointment. More information is HERE. Iowa set up the drive-through operation on May 11th. 

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