Free COVID-19 testing in Austin

June 23, 2020
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This week, the city of Chicago is launching a pilot program to expand
COVID-19 testing throughout Chicago.

The pilot will launch four mobile testing sites — two community-based sites including one in Austin and two first responder- focused sites.

The first community-based mobile testing site will begin operating Tuesday at the Austin Health Center, 4814 W. Chicago Ave., and a second community-based site will begin operating later in the week at Kennedy King College.

The Austin site will be operating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 and 24.

The first responder testing sites will begin operating on the City’s North and
Southwest sites this week and will travel to areas where they are most

The testing expansion comes as the city looks to move into Phase Four
of its “protecting Chicago” plan
and must continue meeting its goal of conducting 4,500 tests per day.

All Chicagoans are encouraged to self-monitor and get tested if they meet
the eligibility criteria, which was expanded last week to allow for
testing of anyone who has had a recent high-risk exposure, including
participation in protests that have happened throughout the city, and
as residents continue expanding their social circles amid the citywide

Workers at the testing sites can accommodate several languages. No questions will be asked about citizenship status, and no documentation related to citizenship will be requested.

The data collected for testing appointments whether online or onsite and returned from the tests will only be shared with Chicago Department of Public Health.

To learn more about the city’s testing sites or to register to get
tested, visit

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