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Prieto’s Coronavirus Testing Site Being Moved To Prosser

Prosser's testing site will have the same hours. It will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 2148 N. Long Ave.

Coronavirus walk-up testing at Prieto Math and Science Academy.
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CHICAGO — The city is moving its Belmont Cragin coronavirus testing site — but the new spot isn’t far away.

Starting Monday, the testing site at Prieto Math and Science Academy will be relocated to Prosser Career Academy, 2148 N. Long Ave. The buildings are nearby, with just Hanson Park between them.

Prosser’s testing site will have the same hours as Prieto did. It will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 2148 N. Long Ave.

The Prieto site has been the busiest out of the city’s static, community-based testing sites.

How To Get A Test

  1. The Chicago Department of Public Health first recommends people call their doctor or primary health care provider to see if they can provide a test or recommend a testing site.
  2. If that’s not an option, people can go to a federally qualified health center or community clinic for a test. There’s a map online of clinics in Chicago. The Illinois Department of Public Health also has an online map of testing sites and clinics.
  3. If people don’t have insurance or can’t get a test elsewhere, they can go to one of the city’s mobile or static sites.

Who Should Get A Test

The Chicago Department of Public Health recommends COVID-19 testing for these people:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19, like fever or chills, cough, difficult breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
  • People who have been in contact with someone who is ill, especially if it’s someone they live with, a friend or a worker.
  • People who have recently participate in a high-risk activity, like attending a large gathering or being in a crowded place.

Chicago Testing Sites

Starting Monday, here is the information for the city’s testing sites:

  • Prosser Career Academy: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 2148 N. Long Ave.
  • Midway Airport: noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at Parking Lot B, 5738 W. 55th St.
  • Saucedo Scholastic Academy: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 2850 W. 24th Blvd.
  • Gately Park: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 744 E. 103rd St.
  • Information about the city’s mobile sites is available online and is updated weekly.

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