Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the expansion of the state's Covid-19 testing program to bring testing to areas most in need.
"Governor JB Pritzker announced the expansion of the state's mobile testing operation with twelve COVID-19 mobile testing teams operating throughout Illinois," the statement from the governor's office said. "These twelve teams will offer mobile testing to residents in hard-hit communities and visit facilities like homeless services centers and nursing homes."
The mobile testing sites would offer free drive-thru and walk-up tests to any Illinois resident who wants to be tested, according to the statement. The mobile teams are in addition to the already existing 11 free, state-run drive-thru and walk-up testing sites in the state.
Additionally, the National Guard will transition state-run testing sites to contract workers, according to the statement.
"More than 500 Illinois National Guard (ILNG) members will conclude their missions at the eleven state-run testing sites this month, with contract staffers supporting those sites going forward," the statement read.