COVID-19 testing sites resume operations after winter storm

BOONE, N.C. — Several COVID-19 testing sites across the Charlotte area had to make changes to their operations after winter weather swept through the Carolinas.

The sites are still seeing a high demand for testing, but several had to close or delay operating hours.

In Gastonia, one location closed because heavy snow caused one of the tents used for COVID-19 testing to collapse.

“Very frustrating,” Gaston County resident Tina Rucker said. “Can’t find the tests at our local pharmacies, and our doctor’s office is closed due to the weather.”

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Dave Faherty has the latest on testing sites that are just now getting back up and running.

Channel 9′s Dave Faherty was in Boone where snow was still being cleared from Sunday’s storm. Many people in the mountains had trouble leaving their houses to get a COVID-19 test because of road conditions after the storm.

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