x
Breaking News
More () »

Cleveland's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Cleveland, Oh | WKYC.com

University Hospitals to close coronavirus drive-thru testing location on Friday due to weather forecast

The testing spot will be back up and running Saturday and Sunday.

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — University Hospitals will not conduct coronavirus testing at its drive-thru location on Friday due to "inclement weather" in the forecast, officials have confirmed.

While temperatures tomorrow are expected to get into the high 60s, our 3News weather team is predicting rain and possible thunderstorms. UH says the testing site at the Landerbrook Health Center in Mayfield Heights will reopen on Saturday for its normal hours, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The drive-thru testing has been a joint-effort with the Cleveland Clinic, with UH patients coming to Landerbrook and Clinic patients asked to go to the W.O. Walker Center on Euclid Avenue. Patients must have a doctor's order to get tested at either site, and at this time the Clinic is reserving its test for patients who are either over the age of 60 or at "high-risk" if they contract the virus.

RELATED: Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals revise coronavirus drive-thru testing

UH has also updated its policies, and while people of all ages are still being accepted, the hospital says it is trying to prioritize patients who are 65 and older, patients who have pre-existing medical conditions that could put them at higher risk, or patients that are symptomatic and have tested negative for other viruses. Officials say the Landerbrook site can test more that 500 people daily.

3News is reaching out to Cleveland Clinic to check on the status of the Walker location on Friday.

RELATED: New hope for coronavirus comes from an old drug

RELATED: President Trump focuses attention on possible coronavirus treatments

3NEWS INVESTIGATES: Price gouging legal in Ohio; AG Yost working to change that

#3HEROES: Nominate someone who has made a difference during COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Ohio

RELATED: Sudden layoffs can lead to higher rates of violence & property crimes, study finds

RELATED: Communities pull together during uncertain times of coronavirus pandemic: Neighbor helping neighbor

RELATED: Ohio coronavirus update: 119 confirmed cases