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Free mobile COVID-19 testing sites at Hiawatha High, NIU

A local high school will be one of two mobile COVID-19 testing sites within DeKalb County, according to Illinois state health officials.

People can get tested for COVID-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday while supplies last at Hiawatha High School, 410 First St., Kirkland, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Health Department and Hiawatha School District 426. The entrance for the testing site is only from Park Street to Prospect Street, health and school officials said.

Testing is free, and simple nasal swabs will be used, officials said. Test results are expected to be availabe four to seven days later.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing also will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in the Northern Illinois University Anderson Hall parking lot, 520 Garden Road, DeKalb, officials said. Participants should enter from Kishwaukee Drive off Lucinda Avenue and exit onto Garden Road.

NIU researchers also are asking for people to volunteer during the NIU testing event for another optional COVID-19 test being developed.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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