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The State of Iowa has announced the closure of two Test Iowa sites this week. The Sioux County site will close later today when testing concludes at 6 p.m. A second site in Wapello County will close tomorrow, Wed., June 24 at 6 p.m. We are actively pursuing clinic sites in both counties and testing remains available through local health care providers. 

The Sioux County site opened on May 27 in Sioux Center, and the Wapello County site in Ottumwa opened May 13. 

Test Iowa’s mobile testing model makes it possible to quickly operationalize temporary test sites in communities where access to testing is limited or virus activity is increasing. Testing is rapidly scaled up to identify positive cases, conduct contact tracing, and determine the scope of the virus. Over time as test volume decreases, sites can be moved to other communities where there is a need. 

A total of 18 Test Iowa sites will remain following the two closures. Eight large-scale, drive-thru test sites are located in  Black Hawk, Buena Vista, Dallas, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Pottawattamie and Scott Counties. Ten Test Iowa clinic sites are also available in Black Hawk, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Mitchell, Page and Union Counties. 

Large-scale sites are managed and operated by the State of Iowa. Clinic sites are partnerships between the state and local health care providers. Clinics operate and staff the test sites. The state provides testing supplies and processes the samples through the State Hygienic Lab.

Individuals who wish to get tested at any site must first complete the online assessment at testiowa.com

Test Iowa is a statewide initiative to expand COVID-19 testing. Locations and hours of operation for all test sites can be found at testiowa.com or coronavirus.iowa.gov.

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