Chicago Launches COVID-19 Mobile Testing Pilot Program
June 23, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot today announced that Chicago is launching a COVID-19 mobile testing pilot program to reach residents in communities on the South and West sides that are experiencing a disproportionate impact from COVID-19. The mobile testing sites will operate at Austin Health Center and Kennedy King College. Also, the city will begin operating mobile testing on the Northwest and Southwest sides to serve first responders.
“I am very pleased Chicago is taking this latest, critical step in expanding our city’s testing capabilities with the launch of our mobile pilot program,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “As we continue to safely reopen our city while still preventing further spread of COVID-19, these additional sites will play a vital role in not only allowing us to continue to increase the number of residents being tested, but to do so equitably in order to support our communities most in need.”
Each mobile testing site will have the capacity to test up to 500 persons per day and have the flexibility to travel, allowing testing to be directed toward communities most impacted by the virus.