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DANVILLE – As testing continues to be a priority in stopping the spread of COVID-19, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) announced the Illinois Department of Public Health will operate a temporary COVID-19 testing site in Danville this weekend.

“Vermilion County’s COVID-19 numbers are going in the wrong direction – we need to do our part,” Bennett said. “It’s essential that we continue to test for this virus to understand its presence in our community and the rest of the state.”

The testing site will be available Friday through Sunday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the north parking lot of Danville Area Community College, located at 200 S. College St.

All residents of Vermilion County, with or without symptoms, can be tested for free. Face masks will be required, but no appointment is needed. Tests will be administered via nasal swab, and patients will receive a call with their results within a few days.

“These preventative measures we take will mean the difference between life and death for many in our community,” Bennett said.