The Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) Drive-Up No Appointment Necessary SHIELD Testing will reopen following our normal Monday through Friday schedule on Wednesday, July 6th, thanks to support from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and University of Illinois System’s SHIELD Illinois program.
WCHD is pleased we will be able to continue offering SHIELD IL Saliva COVID-19 tests to Whiteside and surrounding communities free of charge. SHIELD IL tests are highly accurate PCR tests with results currently expected within 24 hours in patients’ online account. WCHD hopes continued easy access to testing will allow individuals to test as soon as symptoms develop and help decrease transmission by identifying cases early.
Individuals interested in testing should set up a SHIELD IL account before testing.
To create an account please visit: shieldilportal.pointnclick.com and use Agency Code: df5brbrj
WCHD Testing Schedule (Closed Daily from 1:00pm to 1:45pm)
Monday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 1:00pm
For additional information on WCHD’s SHIELD testing or information on creating an account please visit https://www.whitesidehealth.org/covid-19-information/covid-19-information.html
Last week, The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 27,094 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 82 deaths since June 17, 2022. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,407,189 cases, including 34,076 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. As of last night, 1,099 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 114 patients were in the ICU and 32 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
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