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‘This pandemic is surging’: Gov. Pritzker announces Illinois will double personnel at testing, vaccination sites

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Monday that Illinois will double personnel at regional COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites as he urged residents to get vaccinated and get their boosters. “I’m here today because once again this pandemic is surging and threatening the health of Illinoisans,” Pritzker said as he began a press conference Monday afternoon […]

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Abbott lets go of 2,000 workers as they close COVID-19 test manufacturing plant in Gurnee

Abbott closed a COVID-19 test manufacturing facility in Gurnee and let go of 2,000 employees as demand for COVID testing continues to decline, the company said. The workers received the announcement on Tuesday. The facility, which is located at 605 Tri-State Parkway in Gurnee, shut down operations on Wednesday. The Gurnee facility was opened in […]

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Anyone in Illinois can now get tested for COVID-19; Waukegan testing site moves locations

State officials announced that anyone, even those without symptoms, can now get tested for COVID-19 at Illinois drive-thru testing sites. “As we move through the Restore Illinois plan, and into a full reopening of the state, testing will be crucial to identifying new cases and taking immediate action to prevent additional spread,” the Department of […]