High winds force closure of new Brooklyn COVID-19 testing site

A testing site for those with coronavirus symptoms slated to open in Brooklyn was closed on day one.

News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2020, 8:05 PM

Updated 1,504 days ago


The drive-thru site was closed with a sign telling neighbors it was due to high winds. The site was scheduled to open Friday on Beverly Road. 
Despite the tents being all set up and ready, those driving through are greeted by blinking signs asking them to call and reschedule. 
The New York state Department of Health says the high winds made testing unsafe for participants and staff. 
Other sites are available and more are in the process of being opened. Next week, three walk-in facilities will open at health care centers in the South Bronx, Jamaica Queens, and Brownsville, according to the governor’s office. 
Those who missed Friday’s appointment will have the opportunity to reschedule. The DOH says it expects the site to reopen Saturday if the weather permits.

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