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Threat of severe storms closes coronavirus testing sites in Volusia

Family Health Source COVID-19 testing sites to reopen next week

Nurse Carlos Davila takes a sample from a police officer at a Health Department drive-thru checkpoint where molecular tests that detect the new coronavirus are being processed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, April 16, 2020. Gov. Wanda Vazquez announced on Thursday the cancellation of all contracts awarded to people and companies whose names have been publicized as part of a local and federal investigation into the intended purchase of new coronavirus testing kits. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Nurse Carlos Davila takes a sample from a police officer at a Health Department drive-thru checkpoint where molecular tests that detect the new coronavirus are being processed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, April 16, 2020. Gov. Wanda Vazquez announced on Thursday the cancellation of all contracts awarded to people and companies whose names have been publicized as part of a local and federal investigation into the intended purchase of new coronavirus testing kits. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Three coronavirus testing sites in Volusia County are temporarily closing due to the threat of severe storms in Central Florida’s forecast.

The Family Health Source COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites, located at 1200 Deltona Blvd. in Deltona, 1205 S. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand and 960 S. Williamson Blvd. in Daytona Beach will be closed Friday, officials said Thursday.

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According to News 6 meteorologist Jonathan Kegges, a cold front is making its way to Central Florida, bringing the risk of strong to severe weather with it.

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“The line of storms along that cold front will slowly approach Central Florida late Thursday night and start to impact areas along and northwest region of I-4 by daybreak Friday," Kegges said. "This line of storms pushes southeast of I-4 before lunch.”

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Kegges said a second wave of heavy rain and storms moves in for Friday afternoon before another round of severe weather is possible Saturday.

Family Health Source officials said operations at the testing sites will resume Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

The Lake-Sumter State College testing site will no open on Saturday.

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