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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 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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