New COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

As the availability of testing for COVID-19 and the necessity of testing for COVID-19 are continually re evaluated, the Illinois Department of Public Health has issued new guidance about who will be tested in IDPH labs. As of Thursday afternoon, persons living in a residential congregate setting, serving more vulnerable populations and having 2 or more possible or confirmed cases of COVID-19 OR persons hospitalized with unexplained pneumonia are the only populations who will be tested.