BARRINGTON, Ill. - A suburban hospital is offering drive-thru testing for the coronavirus.
Advocate Good Shepherd in Barrington says patients can just drive up to be tested for COVID-19 if they have received proper permission from their local health department and physician. The goal is to keep people in their cars in order to keep the hospital from being contaminated with the illness.
However, before being tested, patients must be authorized by the local health department in addition to their physician.
FILE - Clinical support technician Douglas Condie extracts viruses from swab samples so that the genetic structure of a virus can be analysed and identified in the coronavirus testing laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on Feb. 19, 2020 in Glasgow (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
As of right now, 32 people in the state of Illinois are infected with the new coronavirus, including a child in Chicago.