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All Wake County drive-thru COVID testing sites will close Sunday due to winter weather threat

Posted January 30, 2021 5:36 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2021 5:42 p.m. EST

A heath care worker speaks with a patient at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site hosted by Roper St. Francis healthcare at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Cameron Pollack/The New York Times)

Wake County announced Saturday that all of its drive-thru coronavirus testing sites will be closed Sunday due to predicted near-freezing temperatures, ice and rain.

Testing will resume Monday morning as normal with seven different testing sites, two of which open at 7 a.m.

Wake County will offer testing from Monday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 7, at the following parks:

  • Sanderford Road Park, 2623 Sanderford Road, Raleigh
  • Carolina Pines Park, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh
  • Lions Park, 516 Dennis Ave., Raleigh

The hours for testing are:

Monday, Feb. 1
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 6
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 7
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to the three week-long park sites, four other permanent drive-thru testing locations run through the week.

  • Zebulon Community Park, 401 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. Seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Swinburne Parking Lot, 2845 Kidd Road, Raleigh 27610. Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Radeas Labs, 907 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest. Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Departure Drive, 5809 Departure Drive, Raleigh.Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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