Free drive-through and walkup COVID-19 testing will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the DeWitt /Piatt Bi-County Health Department, 1020 S. Market St. in Monticello.
Health Administrator David Remmert stated the effort is partially aimed at limiting the spread of cases after this week’s Thanksgiving holiday. You don’t have to have symptoms to get tested.
Piatt County has been recording a record number of positive COVID-19 tests in recent weeks, including 115 new cases in the six-day period of Nov. 15-20.
Simple nasal swabs will be used at the clinic in Monticello. There is not cost for the testing. Insurance cards should be brought, but tests can be obtained without insurance.
If you need testing now, testing sites can be found at this link: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing.