Take a look at this interactive map to see which neighborhoods offer COVID-19 testing and the locations of each testing center.
If you are feeling ill, have had close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, or have participated in gatherings where social distance was difficult, it is recommend that you be tested for the safety of your health and others, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Even if you are not showing symptoms of the virus, remember that some people are carriers, in which they are classified as asymptomatic. This means that although you may not be directly affected, you can still pass the virus off to others, so always be mindful when around others by adhering to the six-foot social distance guidelines, mask wearing, and regularly cleaning your hands.
Luckily, there are many locations in and around Chicago that offer COVID testing. If one of your concerns is lack of finances or your immigration status, there are testing centers that allow you to be tested free of charge and does not need disclosure of your legal status.
By clicking on the map, you can see that there are approximately 147 testing centers in the Chicagoland area, with addresses to each location, along with the neighborhood names. That data for this map was provided by the Chicago Data Portal. If you visit the embedded link, it’ll take you to the map in which phone numbers and websites are provided in case you need to call or would like more information on how each site operates.
Also, according to the CDC, if you have been vaccinated, it is still expected that you follow guidelines and take precautions while in public.
Remember to be safe, responsible, and considerate of others while participating in activities, as we’re still in a pandemic. Get tested before and after gathering with groups of people to slow the transmission of the virus.