Are masks required in testing locations?

Are masks required in testing locations?

CDC guidance currently states that masks are required in all healthcare settings. As such, we require all patients, staff, and any other visitor to remain masked at all times at our collection sites except when producing a specimen.
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    • Isn't a collection site the perfect place for COVID-19 to spread?

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    • Can other local school employees test at my location?

      No. However, SHIELD Illinois tests at several community testing locations across the state of Illinois. Please refer to the SHEILD Illinois or IDPH website for more information.  1. Click here for the SHIELD Illinois website 2. Click here for the ...