PRESS Release


NORTHLAKE, IL – March 31, 2020 – A federal government drive-thru test site for COVID-19 is open in the Walmart Parking lot at 137 W North Avenue in Northlake. This site is currently controlled by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). All rules governing eligibility for utilizing this test site are currently under the guidelines of the HHS.

The City of Northlake has been advised this site is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is testing only health care workers and first responders who have symptoms of being exposed to COVID-19. The site operations team has now advised the city that persons age 65 and older with symptoms are now being accepted.

The site will administer a maximum of 100 tests per day and will only service those who fit the criteria and are present on-site in a car. Patients will need to stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and sample collection.

For the safety of all those on-site, the test site is not able to service those who walk up. The federal government will make additional information available for public testing as our local medical professionals and first responders receive drive-thru testing.

The City of Northlake does not control the testing criteria of this site.


Norman Nissen, Jr.

Chief of Police

Northlake Police Department


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