Editors Note: This article has been edited to accurately reflect the proper name of the entity that conducts testing at Danville Area and Parkland Community Colleges.


CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — A pair of COVID-19 testing sites will be closing down at the end of this month.

SHIELD CU has been providing saliva-based COVID-19 testing at Danville Area Community College and Parkland College in Champaign, but those testing centers are closing on June 24 and 30, respectively.

“It simply corresponds to state funding,” said OSF Media Relations Coordinator Tim Ditman. “State funding was in play to fund these sites and help run these sites and that funding is now coming to an end. That’s essentially what it boils down to.”

Ditman is confident that other options in the community will be able to handle the testing local that remains while the pandemic continues. As of June 12, SHIELD CU has conducted more than 77,000 tests.