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Free COVID testing will be available in Hennepin Nov. 12

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.

Area testing will be available

• Princeton on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Bureau County Health Department, located at 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Hennepin on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency, located at 1120 Old Highway 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Lacon on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Lacon Community Center, located at 405 N. Washington St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. There is no cost to the individual for testing, but they should bring their insurance card if they have one. However, insurance is not required.

Specimens will be collected using a simple nasal swab. Drive-through and walk-up testing are both available at most locations.

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