Free Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 16-18, in the Anderson Hall parking lot on the NIU campus. The test is performed with a simple nasal swab administered by a health professional, and results will be communicated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) via phone within 4 to 7 days. 

Participants should enter from Kishwaukee Drive off Lucinda Ave. and exit onto Garden Rd. Walk ups are welcome as well. 

This temporary testing opportunity is being offered in partnership by the IDPH, DeKalb County Health Department and NIU. For more information, see   

Also at the three-day testing event, participants will have the opportunity to play a part in helping validate a new COVID-19 test currently in research development at NIU under the leadership of Elizabeth Gaillard, director of the NIU Molecular Analysis Core (MAC) Laboratory and professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and her research team. The new test involves a simple oral rinse. Participation is optional in this second test and more information is available online at

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Anderson Hall Parking Lot 520 Garden Road., DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Community Events


Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public


Protecting the Pack


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