State Partners with Reditus Labs to Continue Providing Community COVID-19 Testing in Bloomington

SPRINGFIELD – Building on efforts to increase testing capacity across Illinois, the State is announcing its partnership with Reditus Laboratories, LLC to open a COVID-19 testing operation in Bloomington. The site initially will be located at the McLean County Fairgrounds and will be open seven days a week beginning Saturday, May 23, 2020 (with the exception of Monday for Memorial Day). Both drive-thru and walk-up testing will be available for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms and those who support critical services.

“Our goal is to make testing more readily available and easier to access,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Testing is essential to identifying the prevalence of virus circulating in our communities. Through widespread testing, we can make science-based decisions that will help us safely reopen the state.”

“Amidst these turbulent times we live in, the partnership between Reditus Laboratories, LLC and the Illinois Department of Public Health has been instrumental in strategically supporting the State’s efforts to improve access to COVID-19 testing during this pandemic,” said Reditus Chief Executive Officer Aaron Rossi. “We celebrate the results of our current work and look forward to providing testing solutions 7 days a week in Bloomington!”

“The testing site has been an asset to the community as we respond to the coronavirus. In our conversations this week we have been discussing how to make this site mobile and we are looking forward to further planning to make testing available for our most vulnerable communities,” said McLean County Health Department Administrator, Jessica McKnight. “McLean County Health Department will continue to collaborate with IDPH and our community partners as we plan to sustain our current abilities and expand future testing capabilities.”

“Testing is very important, and this arrangement keeps the testing site open to the public with no cost. This site will continue to provide safety. I want to thank the Governor's Office, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois National Guard for working with me and continuing this vital public service,” said Illinois Deputy Republican Leader Rep. Dan Brady (R).

All individuals with symptoms are encouraged to seek testing at this community site. The following individuals, with or without COVID-like symptoms, can also be tested.

  • Health care workers
  • First responders 
  • Employees of correctional facilities
  • Individuals exposed to confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Employees that support critical infrastructure (grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, public utilities, factories, childcare and sanitation)
  • Individuals with compromised immune systems, chronic medical conditions
Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

McLean County Fairgrounds
1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington, IL
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walk-up and Drive-thru

Know Before You Go 

This is a no cost service that can be obtained without a doctor’s referral. You will be asked to show 1) photo identification 2) health insurance, and 3) health care employee or first responder ID/badge, if applicable.

Due to the demand for this service, we anticipate there could be significant wait times associated. Please be patient. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you are urged to call your doctor or emergency department to seek immediate care and instructions. 

Dozens of additional commercial testing sites are also available throughout the state further adding to the state’s testing capacity. For the most up-to-date list of these sites, visit Coronavirus Testing sites. There residents can also find information on eligibility for testing and contact information for each testing site. 

For additional information related to COVID-19, please visit Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) site or call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931. You can also email you questions to