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Gov. JB Pritzker announced new testing sites to combat racial disparities.


During his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Gov. JB Pritzker announced four new testing sites in the South and West side of Chicago and three in the Metro East. The tests will be sent to Lurie Children's Hospital and Anderson Hospital in Madison County.



Gov. Pritzker announced a South Suburban drive-thru testing facility that will open next week. The existing drive-thru sites will run through local and state labs for faster results.



Gov. Pritzker says the state has 2,000 hotel rooms outside of Chicago for individuals that need to self-isolate when the local health department's alternative housing options have been exhausted.



Gov. Pritzker says the state is working to be sure their testing plans reflect equity in access.

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