CHICAGO — The city is setting up a fourth coronavirus testing site at Midway.
People will be able to drive or walk up to the site, where tests will be free and will be available to Chicagoans regardless of their insurance status or documentation. It’s one of the city’s four static, or semi-permanent, testing sites.
A Chicago Department of Public Health spokesperson confirmed the city is opening the site at Midway.
The site will be open noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at Midway Airport parking lot B, Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22nd) wrote on Facebook.
The city recommends people first contact their primary doctor or health care provider for a COVID-19 test. If they do not offer testing, people should go to a federally qualified health center or community clinic for a test. If they’re still not able to get a test, they should go to one of the city’s testing sites.
But the city’s testing sites have seen a huge surge in demand as COVID-19 cases have climbed, meaning appointments have been hard to come by and people are waiting in line for hours or being turned away before they can get a test.
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