DES MOINES, Iowa – Three Test Iowa sites will be the first to close later this week as the state prepares to end operations of its drive-thru and clinic COVID-19 testing locations by July 16, 2021.
The state-operated drive-thru sites will close when testing concludes at 4 p.m. on the following days:
- June 23: 3236 Nebraska Ave., Council Bluffs (Pottawattamie County)
- June 24: Windstar Lines, 5755 Willow Creek Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids (Linn County)
- June 25: 4121 Alexandra Drive, Waterloo (Black Hawk County)
Drive-thru sites in Davenport and Des Moines will remain open through July 16 and will continue to operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., during that time. Both sites will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Test Iowa clinic site closures will be determined by providers but will occur no later than Friday, July 16.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and State Hygienic Lab (SHL) are finalizing plans to provide at-home COVID-19 test kits free of charge to Iowa residents following the closure of the Test Iowa sites. More details will be provided in the coming weeks. Additionally, COVID-19 testing will continue at health care providers, pharmacies, and other retail testing sites statewide.
Demand for testing is at its lowest levels in more than a year since the program started in April 2020, due largely to the wide availability of vaccine and a significant decrease in virus activity.