FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Where is my nearest testing site?
A: To find your nearest testing site, select your region here. There, you will find a list of updated testing sites in Illinois.
Q: Can my child be tested for COVID-19?
A: Everyone can be tested for the COVID-19 virus. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be able to provide consent.
Q: What are some common COVID-19 symptoms?
A: COVID-19 can present itself differently from person to person. Some may experience:
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Severe fatigue that is not typical or normal
Some individuals may not show any symptoms and still can transfer the virus.
Q: What should I do if I develop symptoms of COVID-19?
A: If you develop any symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
Start isolation and take other precautions
Contact your healthcare provider so they can better assess your symptoms and evaluate whether testing is right for you.
Q: What populations are at increased risk for severe illness?
A: Those with increased risk of severe illness are:
People with preexisting conditions (cancer, kidney disease, COPD, heart disease, immunocompromised individuals) for a complete list, visit cdc.org