Coronavirus Chicago: Temporary COVID-19 drive-thru test site opens in Gold Coast

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago alderman Brian Hopkins and Roseland Community Hospital are co-hosting free COVID-19 walk-up and drive-thru testing Sunday in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

The tests include a nasal swab and blood test, which will determine if someone has or had contracted COVID-19. Test results are made available after a few days and are sent to the individual through a downloadable smart-phone app.

Testing will take place May 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Gold Coast Parking, located at 1258 N. State Parkway.

Tests will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Due to the high demand for testing, sign-ups are recommended and it's advised to arrive at the start of the event.

Drive up testing: Cars can enter the parking lot from State Street from North Avenue

Walk-up testing: Walk-ups will line up on the sidewalk, starting at Goethe Street and State.

While testing is free, individuals must provide a photo ID and a copy of their health insurance card.

To sign up for a test click the link.
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