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Shield Illinois

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With soaring demand for the state’s COVID-19 SHIELD testing program overwhelming the system this fall, the Illinois Department of Public Health has enlisted the federal government to ensure the virus mitigation strategy is available to public and private schools statewide, IDPH officials said Friday.

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The University of Illinois has completed a critical step toward obtaining federal approval for its saliva-based COVID-19 test, but some lawmakers worry it’s taking too long to help other state colleges, school districts and companies struggling to operate amid the pandemic.

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