Holiday gatherings, travel, omicron prompt state to offer testing and vaccination events

Coronavirus

As the holidays draw near, and Covid cases on the rise, many are turning to tests to ensure their holiday gatherings are safe.

AAA estimates 109 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from now until January 2 to celebrate the holidays.

Rapid-return covid testing sites are starting to pop up throughout the state of Illinois.

Test results are guaranteed within 24 to 48 hours.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has partnered with SHIELD Illinois to offer 20 free community COVID-19 PCR rapid testing before the holidays.

Please note, Community-based testing sites will be closed on December 24 – 25 and January 1.

Many IDPH/SHIELD testing sites will be closed December 24 – January 3, as they are associated with a college or school.

The below sites will be open on the following dates:

  • Vermilion County Health Department – December 20-22 and December 27-29
  • Stephens Family YMCA-Champaign – December 20-22 and December 27-29
  • Northeastern Illinois University – December 20-22
  • Richland Community College – December 20-22 and December 27-29

More information and locations at IDPH’s website

Information on community testing sites can be found here:

LocationHoursAddress
DePaul University2pm – 7pm333 S. State Chicago, IL 60604
Jane Addams Elementary3:30pm – 7pm1020 E. Sayles Dr. Palatine, IL 60074    
Woodland Elementary3:30pm – 8pm17261 W. Gages Lake Road Gages Lake, IL 60030
Elgin Community College2pm – 7pm1700 Spartan Dr. Elgin, IL 60123
U of I College of Medicine8am – 8pm1601 Parkview Ave. Rockford, IL 61107
LTHS East Campus2pm – 7pm1333 E. 7th Street Lockport, IL 60441
Joliet Junior College9am – 12pm1215 Houbalt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431
Sauk Valley Community College8am – 12pm173 IL Route 2 Dixon, IL 61021
Northeastern Illinois University2pm – 8pm5500 N. St. Louis Chicago, IL 60625
Whiteside County Health Department8:30am – 3:30pm1300 W. 2nd Street Rock Falls, IL 61071
Heartland Community College7am – 11am 12pm – 4pm 5pm – 7pm1500 W. Raab Rd. Normal, IL 61761
HCC Lincoln11:30am – 4pm2201 Woodlawn Rd Lincoln, IL 62656
Stephens Family YMCA6am – 8am 4pm – 8pm2501 Fields S. Dr. Champaign, IL 61822
Vermilion County Health Department10am – 6pm200 College Street Danville, IL 61832
U of I Springfield9am – 1pm2200 Ernest Hemmingway Dr. Springfield, IL 62703
Richland Community College9am – 1pm1 College Park Decatur, IL 62521
East St. Louis Higher Education Campus12pm – 2pm601 James R. Thompson Blvd. East St. Louis, IL 62201
Triad CUSD 23pm – 6:30pm203 E. Throp St. Troy, IL 62294
Massac Memorial Hospital8am – 4:30pm28 Chick St. Metropolis, IL 62940    
Edwardsville CCSD 73pm – 7pm145 West St. Edwardsville, IL 62025

In addition to these sites, the State of Illinois Community-Based testing sites remain operational serving Illinoisans at 10 locations across the state.  In addition to testing services, COVID-19 vaccines are also offered at the Aurora, Arlington Heights, South Holland, Fairview Heights and Peoria locations.

AuroraArlington HeightsSouth HollandFairview HeightsPeoria
Near Premium Outlet Mall

2450 N. Farnsworth Avenue
Arlington Race Track

823 Wilke Road
South Suburban College

15800 State Street
St. Clair Square Mall

134 St. Clair Square
Peoria Civic Center

698 Fulton Street
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
BloomingtonChampaignHarwood HeightsRockfordWaukegan
Interstate Center   1106 Interstate Drive, BloomingtonMarket Place Shopping Center

2000 N. Neil St., Champaign
6959 W. Forest Preserve Rd., Chicago1321 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford102 W. Water Street, Waukegan
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

At these state-run vaccination clinics, vaccines are available to any Illinois resident, and no appointment, no identification or health insurance will be required.

DateLocationHoursAddressVaccines Offered
Dec. 22American Legion Post 9794:00pm – 8:00pm4501 S. Airport Rd., Bartonville ILAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22McDonald’s2:00pm – 4:00pm295 N. Weber Rd., BolingbrookAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22McDonald’s2:00pm – 4:00pm675 N. Weber Rod., RomeovilleAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22McDonald’s3:00pm – 5:00pm4403 Harrison Ave., RockfordAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22Flex3:00pm- 7:00pm700 Corporate Grove Dr., Buffalo GroveAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22Goodwill of Central Illinois10:00am-2:00pm414 Arthur Ave., MorrisAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22Keen Age Center9:30am-3:30pm2141 Henry Luckow Lane, BelvidereAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22Millstadt Public Library2:00pm – 6:00pm115 W. Laurel St., MillstadtAdult Pfizer, Moderna
Dec. 22Olney American Legion Post 3012:00pm – 5:00pm227 E. Main Street, OlneyAdult Pfizer, Moderna
Dec. 22Oswego Public Library10:00am – 6:00pm32 W. Jefferson Street, OswegoAdult Pfizer, Moderna
Dec. 22Arcola Jr/Sr High School4:00pm – 8:00pm351 W. Washington St., ArcolaAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22Broadmoor Jr High School10:00am – 2:00pm501 Maywood Ave., PekinAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22South Fork Township12:00pm – 5:00pm124 Central Street, KincaidAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 22Versiti Aurora10:00am – 2:00pm1200 N. Highland Ave., AuroraAdult Pfizer
Dec. 23Grant White Elementary School8:00am – 7:00pm147 Circle Avenue, Forest ParkAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec 23ICN Noor Academy2:00pm – 4:00pm2844 W. Ogden Ave., NapervilleAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 23New Mission Temple Church of God and Christ2:00pm- 5:00pm4700 West Polk Street, ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 23Greater Galilee Baptist Church10:00am – 4:00pm1308 S. Independence Blvd., ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna
Dec. 23Randolph County Health Department8:00am – 4:00pm2515 State Street, ChesterAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 24American Legion Post 77112:00pm – 4:00pm749 Milwaukee Avenue, GurneeAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 26Buyers Flea Market9:00am – 4:30pm4545 W. Division Street, ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
J&J,
Pediatric Pfizer
Dec 26Cherry Valley District Library1:00pm – 4:00pm755 E. State Street, Cherry ValleyAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 26St. Mark’s Episcopal Church4:00pm – 6:00pm393 N. Main Street, DuPageAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer
Dec. 26Greater Galilee Baptist Church10:00am – 3:00pm1308 S. Independence Blvd., ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna,
Dec. 26St. Mark’s Episcopal Church4:00pm – 6:00pm393 N. Main Street, Glen EllynAdult Pfizer,
Moderna
Dec. 27American Legion Post 197710:00am –  4:00pm14414 W. Ford Drive, New LenoxAdult Pfizer,
J&J
Dec. 27American Legion Post 36510:00am – 4:00pm1022 Vandalia Street, CollinsvilleAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 27Children’s Habilitation Center12:00pm – 4:00pm15400 Lincoln Ave., HarveyAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 27Fraternal Order of Eagles10:00am – 2:00pm1206 W. Linden Street, CarbondaleAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 27Grand Boulevard Prevention Services12:00pm – 2:00pm3847 South Giles, ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 27Catlin Church of Christ10:00am – 3:00pm715 W. Vermilion Street, CatlinAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 27Henry C. Adams Memorial Library2:00pm – 6:00pm209 West 3rd Street, ProphetstownAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 27Immigrant Solidarity of DuPage10:00am – 1:00pm311 S. Naperville Road, WheatonAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 27Labor of Love Apostolic Church12:00pm – 4:00pm2800 E. 79th Street, ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, Pediatric Pfizer
Dec. 27Trinity Lutheran Church12:00pm – 5:00pm308 E. Brayton Road, Mount MorrisAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 27Church of the Good Shepherd Congregational United Church of Christ11:00am – 4:00pm5700 S. Prairie Avenue, ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 28Belleville Public Library10:00am – 3:00pm121 E. Washington Street, BellevilleAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 28Fellowship Center10:00am – 3:00pm301 Lafayette Ave., MattoonAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 28First Baptist Church10:00am – 6:00pm211 NW 4th Avenue, GalvaAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 28Annawan-Alba Township Library10:00am – 2:00pm200 N. Meadow Ln., AnnawanAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 28Dunlap High School9:00am – 1:00pm5200 Legion Hall Road, DunlapAdult Pfizer, Pediatric Pfizer
Dec. 28Humanitarian Relief Foundation Community & Civic Center  12:00pm – 5:00pm6450 W. College Drive, Palos HeightsAdult Pfizer,
Pediatric Pfizer Moderna, J&J
Dec. 28United Church of Byron10:00am – 2:00pm701 W. 2nd Street, ByronAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 28United Church of Heyworth10:00am – 4:00pm302 East Main Street, HeyworthAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 28Vital Proteins1:00pm – 6:00pm1076 W. Taylor Rd., RomeovilleAdult Pfizer
Dec. 28West Liberty Foods2:00pm – 6:00pm775 S. Schmidt Rd., BolingbrookModerna
Dec. 29Alexander/Pulaski County NAACP – First Missionary Baptist Church11:00am – 3:00pm727 37th St. CarioAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29Altamont City Hall11:00am – 5:00pm202 N. Second Street, AltamontAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29Children’s Habilitation Center8:00am – 12:00pm15400 Lincoln Ave., HarveyAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29McDonald’s3:00pm – 5:00pm420 S. Perryville Rd., RockfordAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29McDonald’s2:00pm – 4:00pm3237 11th Street, RockfordAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29McDonald’s3:00pm – 5:00pm6995 E. Riverside Blvd., RockfordAdult Pfizer
Dec. 29Good Samaritan Community Services10:00am – 2:00pm3551 W. Roosevelt Rd., ChicagoAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29Grossinger Motors Arena10:00am – 3:00pm101 S. Madison Street, BloomingtonAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29JW James Church9:00am – 1:00pm907 S. 6th Avenue, MaywoodAdult Pfizer, Pediatric Pfizer
Dec. 29St. John the Baptist Catholic Church9:00am – 1:00pm318 Chicago Avenue, SavannaAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29VFW Post 978911:00am – 3:00pm205 E. Locust Street, FairburyAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29VFW Post 260810:00am – 2:00pm506 S. Old Rte 66, DwightAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 29Village of Illiopolis10:00am – 1:00pm420 Anne Street, IlliopolisAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 30McDonald’s2:00pm – 5:00pm508 E. Cass Street, JolietAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 30Illinois Heartland Library System9:00am – 3:00pm6725 Goshen Rd, EdwardsvilleAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, J&J
Dec. 30Erie Neighborhood House4:00pm – 7:00pm1937 S. 50th Avenue, CiceroAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, Pediatric Pfizer, J&J
Dec. 30St. Andrew Lutheran Church10:00am – 3:00pm511 W.  Rockton Rd., RocktonAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 31Coulterville Public Library11:00am – 2:00pm103 S. 4th Street, CoultervilleAdult Pfizer,
Moderna,
J&J
Dec. 31First Baptist Church of Melrose Park10:00am – 1:00pm2114 Main Street, Melrose ParkAdult Pfizer,
Moderna, Pediatric Pfizer, J&J
Dec. 31Quinn Center9:30am – 11:30am1832 S. 8th Street Ave., MaywoodAdult Pfizer, Moderna, J&J

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