HARDIN COUNTY, IL — The Southern Seven Health Department is providing a free, drive-thru COVID-19 clinic Saturday, Oct. 10. 

The event is being held at the health department's Hardin County Clinic at Route 146 Building 2 in Elizabethtown, Illinois. 

Testing will be available, with no appointment needed, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

The health department says anyone is welcome to receive the free nasal swab test. You do not need a doctor's referral, and you don't need to be showing symptoms. 

The free testing event is being held in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in southern Illinois over the past couple of months, according to the health department. 

Hardin County testing event