The Chicago Department of Aviation plans to establish COVID-19 testing for both travelers and employees at Midway and O’Hare International Airports, the department announced.
In a press release issued Friday, the CDA stated that they were seeking proposals from providers hoping to be able to provide testing services at both airports. The “successful bidder,” the department said, will be able to deliver both PCR and rapid tests and has the capacity to begin testing before the start of the December holiday season.
On Tuesday, a drive-up COVID test site will be established at Midway that will be accessible to the community as well as airport travelers and employees. In addition, the airport is seeking to construct another walk-up site inside the facility.
Negative coronavirus tests are required to travel to many international destinations.
All sites are restricted to employees and flyers except the drive-thru test facility at Midway. For the three remaining locations, users must show proof of flight or proof of employment at the airport.
The deadline for suppliers to submit bids is 9 November at 09.00. The winner will be notified the same day, officials said.