Eli Lilly expands drive-thru COVID-19 testing to some essential workers, high-risk patients

This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Eli Lilly and Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Eli Lilly and Company announced it is once again expanding its drive-through coronavirus testing.

Some essential workers and high-risk individuals can now also use the service. It was initially opened for health care workers only, then later expanded to include Indianapolis first responders.

Only essential workers who have regular contact with the public in their jobs will qualify for testing. Those workers must be employees at essential businesses and operations listed in Gov. Holcomb's executive order.

High-risk individuals who are showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be able to use Lilly's drive-thru testing. Those are people who are 65 or older or who are younger than 65 but have serious underlying illnesses.

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The tests are free of charge at Lilly's headquarters in Indianapolis.

Anyone hoping to get tested must make an appointment and have a written doctor's note.

COVID-19 drive-through testing at Lilly is not available to the general public outside of these groups.

More information on requirements for testing and registration instructions are available at www.info.lillycovid19testing.com.