Indiana Department of Health adjusts COVID testing, vaccine operations ahead of winter storm
The Indiana Department of Health and many local health departments are adjusting operations at their COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics ahead of an approaching winter storm.
The IDOH said Tuesday that all state-run mobile clinics would close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The clinic across from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also will be closed Thursday. State-run mobile clinics in Porter, La Porte, St. Joseph, Pulaski, Huntington, DeKalb, Cass, Fountain/Warren, Shelby, Madison, Howard, Vigo, and Vermillion counties will be closed Thursday as well.
The IDOH said individuals with appointments at a state-run vaccination or testing site will be notified if the site closes and provided with instructions to reschedule. It also suggested calling ahead to COVID-19 testing or vaccination sites operated by local health departments to make sure the site is open for walk-ins.
A winter storm warning is in effect Wednesday morning to Friday morning for areas of the state north of a line stretching from Terre Haute through Muncie. Parts of the state south of that line are under a winter storm watch from Wednesday morning through early Friday. The National Weather Service said the storm will bring freezing rain and heavy snow, creating conditions that will make driving “very difficult to impossible.”