51548434047 34e222d2a6 bThe Illinois Department of Public Health is partnering with the Rockefeller Foundation to offer free COVID-19 tests to households in identified priority zip codes across the state. Eligibility is based on zip codes with the highest risk of COVID-19, using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index combined with state data on COVID-19 burden.

The website is live now, and constituents living in eligible zip codes can go to www.AccessCovidTests.org to order a free test kit. Eligible zip codes in the 46th District include 61602, 61603, 61605, 61606, and 61611.

  • Each household will receive 1 kit with five tests within one to two weeks after ordering
  • No payment information is required — both the tests and shipping are free to eligible residents
  • The program is currently limited to one order per residential address

More information about the program is available here.