COVID Testing Sites Information

 

As the Omicron variant continues to spread, BACP has received an increasing number of inquiries regarding pop-up testing sites from residents and businesses. I am writing you to provide you some helpful information on these sites and how issues and concerns regarding their operation may be reported.

 

As background, BACP does not license or regulate COVID-19 testing operations. Furthermore, the Chicago Department of Public Health does not oversee or regulate such testing operators. Healthcare providers and laboratories are regulated by State entities.

 

The office of Illinois Attorney General, Kwame Raoul, urges residents to exercise caution before visiting any testing site.  It is recommended that residents first try to utilize a State-sponsored testing site. Illinois community-based testing sites can be found by visiting: Testing (illinois.gov). For information on COVID-19 testing in Chicago, visit www.Chicago.gov/covidtesting.  

 

As it is the State, rather than BACP or the City that regulates COVID-19 testing sites, complaints related to COVID-19 testing sites may be filed with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Office at Illinois Attorney General Home Page (ilag.gov).

Biden Administration to Begin Distributing At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Test

Please see link below for an update form the Biden Administration on the distribution of  free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/01/14/fact-sheet-the-biden-administration-to-begin-distributing-at-home-rapid-covid-19-tests-to-americans-for-free/

 

Here is a link to the site that will be used for orders, beginning on Wednesday 1/19:

https://www.covidtests.gov/