The COVID-19 testing site operated by MercyOne has moved to a new location in Waterloo.

As of Wednesday (July 1), all swabbing is being conducted in the former ambulance garage on the MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center campus. The garage is located on the east side of the facility, just off St. Francis Drive.

"As recovery from the pandemic continues, changes must occur to meet the needs of our patients," Jack Dusenbery, President and CEO of MercyOne Northeast Iowa, said in a press release. "This requires flexibility and innovation to ensure we are providing the best care, while also providing safety for our colleagues. We continue to be grateful to our colleagues who serve."

MercyOne officials said operations at the temporary Fever and Upper Respiratory Clinic at the Kimball Ridge Center ceased operations on Tuesday. According to the press release, the new testing site at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center will be open Sunday through Friday each week.

Individuals who are ill with fever and respiratory symptoms must have an order from a provider to be tested for COVID-19. Patients should call MercyOne at 319-272-5000, in advance, to discuss their symptoms.

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