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Appointments required for Whiteside County drive-up COVID-19 tests

ROCK FALLS — Whiteside County Health Department reinstated appointment-only drive-up SHIELD-Illinois testing for COVID-19 in its parking lot at 1300 W. Second St.

The department also said it was changing its schedule for reporting COVID-related data.

Testing will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

The drive-up testing will be closed on holidays. Appointments are made online at https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com. Individuals under 18 will required an adult to make appointments on their behalf by clicking on the “dependents” option. Use the Community Agency Code df5brbrj when making appointments.

Weekly reports: These will coincide with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s weekly news release. The department will provide information on a seven-day case rate per 100,000 individuals, a seven-day test positivity percentage, the percentage of county residents who are fully vaccinated, number of new admissions to medical centers for COVID-19 or for virus-like illnesses, and the number of COVID-19 deaths of county residents.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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