DuPage County COVID-19 testing site will be open on Saturdays
Starting this weekend, the DuPage County mass testing site at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park will be open on Saturdays.
The county's drive-through testing center now operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or until testing capacity is reached. Beginning this Saturday, the site also will offer testing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
The expanded hours come amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions. As of Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 17,063 COVID-19 cases in DuPage over the last week, an increase of 66% from the previous seven-day period. DuPage also saw 444 new hospital admissions related to COVID-19 illness.
People don't need an appointment, doctor referral or insurance to receive a free test. All nasal swab tests are self-administered.