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IDPH offers free COVID-19 rapid tests for Illinois K-12 public schools

Covid Antigen Test
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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday it's providing a one-time bulk shipment of one million over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to K-12 public school districts outside of Chicago for the upcoming school year.

The tests will be provided free of charge.

The tests are being offered upon request and are intended to supplement testing at school districts. Only one request is permitted per district.

The tests will be delivered to a single hub location in the district. Districts will then be responsible for distributing the tests to their local schools.

The number of tests distributed will be based on the size of the district.

The tests are not intended to be used for regular screening purposes.

IDPH continues to provide free weekly screening testing through SHIELD-IL and the Midwest Coordinating Center.

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