ELC Enhancing Detection: Chicago Testing Plan   [open pdf - 512KB]

From the Document: "The State of Illinois has publicly committed to ramping up to 30,000 tests per day in the effort to continue the fight against COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. Chicago has established the minimum goal of testing 5% of Chicago residents monthly (4,500 tests daily) as one of the criteria to enable the gradual, phased reopening of the economy, with the goal of increasing to 10,000 tests per day in the effort to continue the fight against COVID-19. CDPH [Chicago Department of Public Health] is committed to ensuring testing is accessible for all Chicago residents with symptoms of COVID-19; available by increasing specimen collection and testing supplies and building capacity in clinical settings; adaptable to provide testing in affected communities based on evolving epidemiology. In addition to leveraging robust testing at the IL Department of Health's State Laboratory, CDPH plans to make testing widely available by partnering closely with academic hospital laboratories, federally qualified health centers, and other outpatient settings. The proposed implementation plan aims to leverage clinical and laboratory infrastructure to significantly improve both testing capacity and reporting for adequate support of case identification, contact tracing and surveillance."

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