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The University of Illinois Springfield, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, is now offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public.

The free tests are being funded through an agreement between the Illinois Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois using federal relief money.

Community testing is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Student Union (west entrance).

UIS strongly encourages community members to visit UIS’ testing site to pre-register by visiting the SHIELD testing portal at

This story aired on WCIA on May 17, 2021.

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