IDPH To Offer Free covidSHIELD Tests for Illinois Public Schools
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The Illinois Department of Public Health will be offering free covidSHIELD Tests for Illinois Public Schools for the upcoming school year. The IDPH renewed an agreement with SHIELD Illinois that offers every public school outside of Chicago the opportunity to use the University of Illinois System’s saliva-based COVID testing platform at no cost for the 2022-23 school year. SHIELD Illinois provides on-demand saliva-based PCR tests at Illinois schools, businesses and government agencies.