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 Lab. This will result in a delay in delivery to the lab, processing, 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 site will receive an email notification if additional locations close. Those planning to be tested at a Test Iowa clinic site or another local test provider should watch for notifications of closures in their area.