For Immediate Release: June 29, 2021
McLEAN COUNTY COVID TESTING SITE TO CLOSE AFTER JULY 31
PEKIN, IL – The COVID-19 testing site at the McLean County Fairgrounds will close indefinitely at 5 p.m. July 31.
Until then, the site, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, will remain open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, said Dr. Aaron Rossi, CEO of Reditus Laboratories, which has operated the testing site for the Illinois Department of Public Health since May of 2020.
“The state has decided, with the decreased testing numbers and site utilization, that Bloomington will be closing its site indefinitely, effective July 31, 2021,” Rossi said. “At this present time, the site will still be available to the public on the current schedule.”
The site averages about 60 people per day. During its busiest time in fall 2020, nearly 1,300 people were tested per day.
Reditus would like to thank McLean County and the McLean County Fairgrounds for the opportunity to serve the community.
Reditus Laboratories is a full-service laboratory company with a heavy focus on molecular diagnostics. Based in Pekin, Illinois, Reditus provides top-tier, accurate anatomical and clinical pathology services, including cytology, histology and molecular testing. Reditus is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and is certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program. Additional information is at www.redituslabs.com, as well as on Facebook at Reditus Laboratories and Twitter @ReditusLabs.