Local health officials looking for new COVID-19 testing site as inclement weather poses problems

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane health officials are looking at a new possible COVID-19 testing site after the current site was forced to close due to inclement weather.

The site is currently at the Spokane Interstate Fairground and was forced to close Monday afternoon and Tuesday because of wind and potential snow.

Inclement weather presents safety concerns for staff and patients at the test site.

During a press conference Tuesday, Spokane County Health Officer Dr. Lutz said the new site could be somewhere at the fairground or at a completely new location.

Updates about an official reopening will be available on the Spokane COVID Response Facebook page.

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