The Illinois Department of Public Health and the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department are partnering together for a weekend COVID testing site at the Health Department facility on Revere Road in Clinton.
Executive Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Dave Remmert stresses this is a free test on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. His hope is this will help push the positivity rate in the County down.
According to Remmert, this will be a nasal swab but it will not be the well-known deep swab. He believes this will be a more tolerable test for the public. He points out there will likely be a drive-through or walk-up option.
Some may wonder if doing mass testing like this weekend will expose more cases and continue to keep DeWitt County on the Governor's COVID warning list, but Remmert believes it actually may have the opposite effect where healthy people or single-symptom individuals get tested and find they don't have the coronavirus.
Again the testing is from 9 am to 5 pm at the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department on Revere Road on Clinton's east side.
It is free testing and open to anyone in any county.