Rep. Brady: Drive-through COVID testing will continue at Bloomington’s Interstate Center

Drive-through COVID testing will continue past May 22 at Bloomington’s Interstate Center, State Representative Dan Brady said.  Rep. Brady (R-Normal) said that while Illinois National Guard members who have been operating the testing facility will move their services to Peoria on Friday, the Interstate Center will remain open for drive through tests, which will now be handled by Reditus, a private testing lab from Pekin.

This is very good news for our local communities,” said Rep. Brady. “Thousands have driven through for testing at the Interstate Center since ‘shelter in place’ began, and testing remains a key factor in our successful reopening.”

Earlier this month, Representative Brady was able to negotiate with the current administration for a bit more time before the National Guard moved to Peoria to allow for alternative testing plans for Bloomington to be worked out. Brady said the Reditus testing will be ready to go tomorrow.

“Reditus has been providing tests for drive-through testing facilities here in Illinois, and in other states as well,” Rep. Brady said. “We will miss our wonderful Illinois National Guard members when they move on tomorrow, but, thankfully, local testing will continue uninterrupted.”