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Posted on: October 26, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Site at DuPage County Fairgrounds to Permanently Close on October 28

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October 26, 2022
For Immediate Release 

COVID-19 Testing Site at DuPage County Fairgrounds to Permanently Close on October 28

 DuPage County - DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is announcing changes regarding the COVID-19 testing site at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. 

 Due to the availability of testing in other locations as well as increased access to at-home tests, the last day of COVID-19 testing at the DuPage County Fairgrounds will be Friday, October 28, 2022. 

 There are many other COVID-19 testing options available throughout DuPage County. Low or no-cost testing is widely available at other local health centers, select retail pharmacies, and through at-home tests. 

 For more information on finding test site locations and how to receive at-home tests, please visit www.covid.gov/tests

 Residents are encouraged to continue to use COVID-19 testing as one tool to protect those around them who may be at higher risk for severe disease from COVID-19. 

 Testing still plays a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Individuals are encouraged to get tested for the following reasons: 

  •  If you have COVID-19 symptoms, test immediately. 
  • If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result. 
  • If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.
  • Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with medium or high COVID-19 Community Level. 

 Since opening by DCHD in June 2020 to provide residents with a convenient testing option when testing was limited, the site provided over 60,000 tests and played an important role in responding to the pandemic. 

 

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