GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is encouraging residents to utilize the Illinois Department of Public Health’s mobile COVID-19 testing site during its upcoming visit to the College of Lake County at 19351 West Washington Street in Grayslake from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m on Monday, Dec. 14.
“Illinois’ second wave of coronavirus infections has brought longer lines to many of the state’s community-based testing sites. Making a plan to visit a mobile location can be an effective way for residents to save time,” Mason said. “It’s also important to note that anyone is welcome to get tested at any Illinois Department of Public Health testing site, including at mobile units. All tests administered through the department are free and no health insurance or COVID-19 symptoms are required.”
Illinois is currently experiencing a weeks-long spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths. Over the last seven days, the state has averaged 70.8 daily coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents. In Lake County, where Mason’s district is located, 37,376 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 and 631 residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is advising residents who have recently participated in large gatherings to wait five to seven days after the event to get tested for COVID-19. To find future dates and locations for Illinois’ mobile testing units, please visit www.dph.illinois.gov/testing/mobile-testing-sites.
“If you or someone in your household gathered with extended family for Thanksgiving, it’s a good idea to get tested for the virus, even if you aren’t currently experiencing symptoms,” Mason said. “As we continue to wait and prepare for a vaccine, I urge everyone to keep following all public health guidance. Together, we can and will make it through this crisis.”
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