Weather Conditions to Delay some COVID-19 Testing in Iowa 

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Contact: Sarah Ekstrand 

Weather Conditions to Delay some
COVID-19 Testing in Iowa 

Winter storm conditions today may impact COVID-19 testing, sample transport and processing. 

Sample transport from testing locations to the State Hygienic Lab has been cancelled in some areas of the state where travel is not recommended. This may include samples from Test Iowa locations and other testing providers which process tests at the State Hygienic LabThis will result in a delay in delivery to the labprocessing, and ultimately reporting results to patients. However, results should still be delivered within 72 hours if no further delays occur. 

Test Iowa sites in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Waterloo have closed at this time for the remainder of the day. Individuals who have appointments scheduled today at a state-operated Test Iowa drive-thru sitwill receive an email notification if additional locations closeThose planning to be tested at a Test Iowa clinic site or another local test provider should watch for notifications of closures in their area.