CHICAGO (CBS)– Starting Monday, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available in Illinois, but not everyone can get the tests.
The test, which can provide a result in as little as 5 minutes, is available for health care workers and first responders only.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 19 Live Updates: Attorneys Make Closing Arguments In Death Of George Floyd
This is because Physicians Immediate Care, the organization offering the tests says the Abbott Lab’s rapid test is in limited supply. They’ll begin Monday by only testing symptomatic health care workers and first responders with exposure.READ MORE: Watch The Derek Chauvin Trial Live
The next priority will be those who are at highest risk, including people who are 65 years old and older with symptoms.MORE NEWS: Darnell Anderson Sentenced To 17 Years For Carjacking At Oak Brook Mall
The testing will be done in urgent care clinics, outside of hospitals and overburdened emergency rooms.