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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has prioritized establishing testing partnerships in as many areas around Illinois as possible, with a focus on communities with significant populations who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

As a result, Illinois now has over 200 public testing sites, 66 of which, or about 1 in 3, are located in communities with a significant Latino population.

The administration sought to proactively focus and form partnerships with community health centers that prioritize accessible services and are often home to bilingual staff, such as:

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In addition, each of the state’s seven drive-through testing sites offer options for Spanish translation services.

And as the state develops its contact tracing abilities at local health departments, the state will seek robust relationships with trusted partners in Latino communities in order to ensure that our tracking capabilities reflect Illinois’ diverse communities.

Lastly, as a part of efforts to expand Medicaid, the administration expanded emergency Medicaid to cover undocumented individuals.

Undocumented individuals should not defer seeking testing or medical attention because of the associated cost.

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