CORONAVIRUS

Test Iowa site moving to new location in southwest Cedar Rapids

New location will allow drive-through testing throughout the winter, according to state officials

Medical workers perform coronavirus testing on people inside their vehicles at the Test Iowa coronavirus testing site at
Medical workers perform coronavirus testing on people inside their vehicles at the Test Iowa coronavirus testing site at the Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Training Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Those wishing to be tested are required to show a QR code in order to enter. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Linn County’s Test Iowa site will reopen Monday morning at a new location in Cedar Rapids.

The state-sponsored COVID-19 testing site will open at 8 a.m. at Windstar Lines, 5755 Willow Creek Dr. SW, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

The site is enclosed, “allowing drive-through testing to continue throughout the winter months,” the release said.

Gov. Kim Reynolds said last month that state officials were looking to winterize the Test Iowa sites as temperatures drop and winter draws closer.

“The goal is to have new sites secured in the next few weeks so that we stay ahead of the weather as much as possible,” she said at the time.

The current site at the Iowa Department of Transportation District 6 office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW in Cedar Rapids, will remain open until 6 p.m. Friday.

The Test Iowa site in Black Hawk County will relocate from Crossroads Mall in Waterloo. It will reopen Monday at 4121 Alexandra Dr. in Waterloo.

Test Iowa hours will change next week in observance of Veterans Day, the governor’s office announced. State-operated sites will close early at noon Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday in observance of the holiday.

The sites will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

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