Weather prompts Denver to close three free coronavirus testing sites for the day

The city plans on reopening them tomorrow.

Adolisa and Eric Schaefer get COVID-19 tests at Paco Sanchez Park. Oct. 2, 2020.

Adolisa and Eric Schaefer get COVID-19 tests at Paco Sanchez Park. Oct. 2, 2020.

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The city on Monday closed its three free coronavirus testing sites for the day because of the weather.

The city’s public health department said it was closing testing sites at 1:30 p.m. The sites include Denver Human Services on Steele Street, Paco Sanchez Park in West Colfax and at the Green Valley Ranch Pool. All three sites were originally schedule to run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The city plans to reopen the sites on Tuesday. The city’s didn’t provide any additional details.

Snow started falling in Denver Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service said Denver could expect an inch of snow.

The closures on Monday comes as Denver continues to see record COVID-19 cases. Mayor Michael Hancock last week announced city residents would be required to be home by 10 p.m. every day to help curb the spread of the virus and avoid another stay-at-home order. The new order went into effect on Sunday and lasts 30 days.

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