FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2020
Contact: Black Hawk County Health Department
Test Iowa announces two site moves, holiday hours for Veterans Day
DES MOINES – The state of Iowa continues its plans to relocate or transition Test Iowa sites in preparation for the winter months.
The Test Iowa site in Linn County, currently located at the DOT District 6 office in Cedar Rapids, will be relocated after testing concludes at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. It will reopen Monday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m., at Windstar Lines, 5755 Willow Creek Drive SW in Cedar Rapids.
n Black Hawk County, the Test Iowa site at Crossroads Mall in Waterloo will also close when testing concludes Friday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. It will be relocated to 4121 Alexandra Drive in Waterloo, and reopen for testing at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.
Both of the new sites are enclosed, allowing drive-thru testing to continue throughout the winter months.
Also on Friday, Nov. 6, the Test Iowa site at Polk County River Place in Des Moines will close for the season when testing concludes at 6 p.m. The site is the second to serve Polk County, and will be consolidated into a larger, enclosed site which recently opened at 4475 NE 3rd Street in Des Moines. The single site is capable of managing the testing volume generated by the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities. Plans remain underway to transition the remaining drive-thru site in Pottawattamie County.
Additionally, hours of operation will change next week in observance of Veterans Day. State operated drive-thru sites will close early at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to allow samples to be collected, transported and processed at the State Hygienic Lab through Tuesday evening. Sites will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for the holiday, and will reopen the following day at 8 a.m.
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.
For information and updates related to COVID-19, visit https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow IDPH on Facebook (@IowaDepartmentofPublicHealth) and Twitter (@IAPublicHealth).