ROCKFORD – If you plan on visiting family for the holidays and want to confirm you’re COVID-19 negative, the free community COVID-19 saliva testing site located at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave., will have different hours next week to accommodate pre-Thanksgiving Day testing.

Testing will be available on the following schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24: Closed
  • Thursday, November 25: Closed
  • Friday, Nov. 26: Closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 27: Closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 28: Closed

Regular testing hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

Appointments are not required but are recommended. Pre-register, HERE, and use agency code df5brbrj. For more information visit

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