The state’s free COVID-19 testing sites launched last April at the height of the pandemic will shut down next month.

The Iowa Department of Public Health says the Test Iowa sites will start closing in the next five weeks — with the end of all operations by July 16th. The department says demand for testing is at its lowest level in more than a year as the vaccine is now widely available.

The drive-through and clinic sites have conducted nearly 644,000 tests with a peak on November 23rd of 2020, when more than 6,700 people were tested in a single day. Closing dates will be announced publicly and posted online at and The state will provide free home testing kits once the Test Iowa sites are closed.
(announcer out) There are five Test Iowa drive up sites still open in Pottawattamie, Linn, Black Hawk, Polk, and Scott Counties.