What Does Testing For COVID-19 Look Like In Illinois


Roughly 14,000 people have been tested for coronavirus, but public health officials say that number is much lower than the amount of people who have likely been exposed.

With Illinois now under a “stay-at-home” order to prevent the spread of  COVID-19, some public health officials have wondered if more widely available testing could have prevented some of the extreme measures that both the state and the national government have had to take.

Guests: Mary Hansen, reporter for NPR Illinois; Rachana Pradhan, correspondent with Kaiser Health News; Christine Herman, health reporter with WILL's Illinois Newsroom and Side Effects Public Media.