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: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
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: At Least 20 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
The next priority will be those who are at highest risk, including people who are 65 years old and older with symptoms.MORE NEWS: Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
The testing will be done in urgent care clinics, outside of hospitals and overburdened emergency rooms.