Wake County Delays Opening Tuesday due to Winter Weather

With icy conditions predicted throughout the morning tomorrow, Wake County will operate on a delay on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Wake County Public Health’s COVID-19 testing sites and vaccination clinics will open at 10 a.m. Our public libraries, parks, solid waste facilities and other county services will operate on a two-hour delay.

Impacts to Wake County Public Health COVID-19 Testing
Wake County Public Health's five drive-thru testing sites will not open until 10 a.m. 

If you have an appointment for an earlier time, you may stop by your scheduled site any time before 7 p.m. for your free COVID-19 test. Simply show staff your appointment confirmation email with the date and time of your appointment just above the QR code. Please anticipate long lines at testing sites.

This delayed opening only applies to Wake County Public Health testing sites. For information on other testing providers and possible delays at other sites, visit NCDHHS.gov/GetTested or follow @NCDHHS or @MakoMedical on Facebook and Twitter.

Appointments are required at the five Wake County Public Health testing sites. Results from our sites continue to come back in less than 12 hours and require no-cost, no ID and no insurance. Please have the QR code from your appointment confirmation email pulled up on your phone as you drive up.

If your appointment is at our busiest site – the Wake County Health and Human Services parking lot also known as our Swinburne Building – enter the site via Sunnybrook Road. Traffic will not be allowed to enter from Kidd Road. The county has added more staff and signage, and it’s already improving the flow of traffic entering the site from Sunnybrook Road.

Impacts to Vaccinations
Only vaccination appointments at Wake County’s Departure Drive location will be impacted by the delayed opening. All other Wake County Public Health vaccine clinics have Tuesday hours that begin at 11:45 a.m.

Anyone who has an appointment before 10 a.m. at Departure Drive can come back any time Tuesday and receive their vaccine or booster. Vaccine clinics are open until 4 p.m.

For opening times for specific county facilities or services, visit wakegov.com. Any additional updates will be shared there and on Wake County’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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