Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing site at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora set to close Sept. 30

COVID-19 Testing

AURORA (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One of Illinois’ first COVID-19 testing sites in the western suburbs is set to close at the end of this month.

The Chicago Premium Outlets shopping center in Aurora is closing its COVID-19 testing site on Sept. 30., more than five months after first opening.

According to the Kane County Health Department, the shopping center's property owner opted out of renewing a lease that has allowed the Illinois Department of Public Health to conduct coronavirus tests in the parking lot.

The parking lot testing site, originally opened in April, conducted hundreds of tests daily.

In Kane County, more than 12,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 327 have died.

In addition to the Aurora site, the IDPH operates 10 community-based testing sites where anyone can receive a test. Dozens of other coronavirus testing locations can be found on the IDPH website.