Wal-Mart COVID-19 Testing Site closes 5 minutes before opening

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For the second day in a row, the Wal-Mart Joliet Federal testing site for First Responders and Healthcare workers has shut its doors before it had a chance to be open.

At 9:55am this morning, the Joliet Police Department reported the testing site at 2424 W. Jefferson St in Joliet had already filled it’s available testing slots for the day and that no more would be offered, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

During the first official day of testing at the store yesterday, Wal-Mart closed off access to a line of cars wanting to test after 70 cars had filled the line.  The Joliet Police Department said this would be the procedure in the following days and comes as no shock as thousands of Americans race to be tested for the viral infection.

The Wal-Mart testing site is said to be able to accommodate up to 250 tests per day according to the National Guard, Brigadier General Richard R. Neely said in a press conference yesterday, with expanded operators. 

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