COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opens Monday In Woodlawn And Pilsen

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mobile COVID-19 testing opened Monday in the Woodlawn and Pilsen neighborhoods, in partnership with CORE.

The Mayor said all residents are encouraged to get tested if they meet the eligibility criteria, which was expanded last week to allow for testing of anyone who has had a recent high-risk exposure, including participation in protests and as residents continue expanding their social circles amidst the city transitioning into Phase Four of reopening.

Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., a CORE mobile testing site will be stationed in the Woodlawn neighborhood at Martin Temple AME Zion Church, located at 6930 S. Cottage Grove. In addition to walk-up and drive through testing, Martin Temple will host a food giveaway while supplies last.

Healthy Hood Chicago, located at 2242 S. Damen, in Pilsen will host a food giveaway and walkup COVID-19 testing site in partnership with CORE from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is free for all residents, and the city strongly encourages anyone who meets the expanded eligibility criteria to be tested to visit one of these sites.

Workers at the sites can accommodate several language needs in order to provide the best experience and educate residents coming to the sites. According to the Mayor's Office, no questions will be asked about citizenship status, and no documentation related to citizenship will be requested. The data collected for testing appointments whether online or onsite and returned from the tests will only be shared with the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health.

For more information visit coreresponse.org/chicago.