Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: November 23, 2020
In response to the exponential spread of COVID-19 cases and the increased need for testing, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has announced the addition of a second community-based drive-thru testing site at the Odeum Expo Center located at 1033 N. Villa Avenue in Villa Park. The other testing location is at the DuPage County Complex, 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.
For this week, the new testing site will be open Monday, November, 23 through Wednesday, November 25. Testing hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until the daily test capacity of 600 tests is completed each day. This testing site will reopen Sunday, November 29 and continue through Friday, December 4 with the same hours and test capacity.
Anyone can be tested. No appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is required. Visitors are encouraged to pre-register at testdirectly.com , but pre-registration does not guarantee testing or a place in line for that day. For more information about how to prepare before your visit and what to expect, visit dupagehealth.org/601/COVID-19-Testing-in-DuPage-County.
Additionally, DCHD has collaborated with the Illinois Department of Public Health to expand mobile testing opportunities by partnering with local municipal leaders. The mobile test sites rotate throughout the county to increase access to testing for residents. “While testing is a crucial component of DCHD’s COVID-19 response,” said Karen Ayala, Executive Director of DuPage County Health Department, “we must remember that it is only one part of the overall strategy to slow the spread of this virus. Even more important than identifying cases and their close contacts, is preventing new cases from occurring,”
The Health Department continues to encourage residents to protect themselves and their families by staying home as much as possible, avoiding all non-essential travel, and not gathering with people from outside of their household. In addition, everyone is reminded to practice the 3Ws, to wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands to slow the spread of COVID-19. For additional COVID-19 information and resources, visit the DCHD website at dupagehealth.org/590/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19-Inform.