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Governor Pritzker joins University of Illinois leaders to give a COVID-19 update

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Springfield, Ill. – Governor Pritzker announced that the FDA gave the green light under their Emergency Use Authorization powers for the University of Illinois’ new​​ saliva-based COVID-19 test ​at the Urbana-Champaign lab. The Governor also highlighted that Region 4, the Metro East region, is operating under stricter mitigation requirements after surpassing an 8 percent average positivity rate for three consecutive days.