DHHS deploys new coronavirus test sites, built for winter

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is adding a new feature to their pandemic response.

They have purchased five walk-up and five drive-thru freestanding COVID-19 testing sites.

Called Rapid On Demand-Portable Medical Platforms, these sites or pods will allow Nebraska to continue providing rapid testing through the winter months.

For example, DHHS says the drive-thru models are equipped with heaters and is designed to withstand winds up to 120 mph and heavy snow.

The first drive-thru pod will open this Saturday at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th St., at the north end of the campus (Building 10, Lot C).

They will be able to test 320 people per day and it will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The first walk-up pod was delivered to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln on Oct. 15.

More locations will be announced at a later date.

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