Foggy Bottom testing center closes early Tuesday due to staffing shortage

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Officials also closed the Foggy Bottom COVID-19 testing site early Monday at 2 p.m. and delayed its opening Tuesday to 8:30 a.m. because of the weather and "limited transportation options."

The Foggy Bottom COVID-19 testing center closed at 4 p.m. Tuesday as a result of staffing shortages caused by Monday’s snowstorm.

Officials said in a GW Alert Tuesday morning that the Foggy Bottom testing center was shorthanded because of “hazardous road conditions” following D.C.’s first snowfall of the year Monday, which dropped more than eight inches of snow in the District. The alert stated that the testing center will honor any appointments missed through Friday without community members needing to reschedule.

“Expect to wait an extra few minutes for your test today,” the alert states.

The snowfall also caused some government buildings and schools to close both Monday and Tuesday, as the snow created hazardous road conditions and travel delays across the D.C. area.

Officials also closed the Foggy Bottom COVID-19 testing site early Monday at 2 p.m. and delayed its opening Tuesday to 8:30 a.m. because of the weather and “limited transportation options.” Officials suspended shuttle services to the Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses Monday morning because of the road conditions but resumed regular services Tuesday.

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