Test Iowa Sites Adjusting Hours For Snowstorm
Test Iowa sites across the state are adjusting their hours of operation Monday and Tuesday, due to a winter weather.
According to a press release from Gov. Kim Reynolds' office, all five of the drive-thru sites are closing early Monday and opening late Tuesday. Snow is forecast to build across Iowa Monday afternoon as the storm moves in from the south. Snowfall totals are expected to range from 8-12" south of U.S. Highway 20, 4-8" south of Iowa Highway 3, and a trace-4" in the remaining part of northeast Iowa. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph, causing blowing and drifting snow into the overnight hours.
Here are the adjusted hours for the five Test Iowa drive-thru sites:
- Council Bluffs: Closed at 11 AM Monday
- Des Moines: Closed at Noon Monday
- Cedar Rapids: Closing at 2 PM Monday
- Davenport: Closing at 2 PM Monday
- Waterloo: Closing at 3 PM Monday
All state-operated Test Iowa sites will open two hours late on Tuesday. Any additional announcements regarding changes in hours will be made locally.
According to the press release, all individuals who had appointments previously scheduled Monday after the close times, or between 8 AM and 10 AM Tuesday will receive an email that indicates the site is closed and that they can bring their QR code to any of the five sites during open hours and get tested. There is no need to take the assessment again or schedule a new appointment time.
A reminder, individuals who wish to be tested at any site must first complete an online assessment at testiowa.com, and schedule an appointment. Locations and hours of operation for all test sites can be found at testiowa.com or coronavirus.iowa.gov.
State health officials reported 452 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 10 AM Sunday to 10 AM Monday, increasing the total number of cases in Iowa to 313,263.
No additional deaths were reported during the 24-hours period. The state’s death toll remained at 4,488, the same figure reported Sunday.