Winter Storm Could Delay COVID-19 Test Results

(Davenport, IA) -- The winter storm that blanketed Iowa on Tuesday could cause delays in getting COVID-19 test results back.

The Iowa Department of Public Health says the storm conditions may impact the transportation and processing COVID-19 tests sent to the State Hygienic Lab.

Tuesday afternoon, an e-mail was sent saying transport of samples were stopped due to travel conditions and that Test Iowa sites in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Waterloo would be closed for the rest of the day.

Individuals who had appointments would be receiving an e-mail about the cancellations. The e-mail stated results of tests already given would still be delivered within 72 hours, “if no further delays occur.”

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