In the lab

Dr. Robin Holland, who is part of the COVID-19 research team for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, runs tests on saliva samples in labs housed at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois will offer free COVID-19 tests for all Illinois public schools outside of Chicago in the 2022-23 school year.

SHIELD Illinois provides on-demand, saliva-based PCR tests through weekly screening testing at Illinois schools, businesses and government agencies.

The University of Illinois' non-profit, in-state COVID-19 testing unit, SHIELD Illinois has administered 6.4 million tests as of this month, according to a news release.

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