Nomi Health’s COVID-19 testing sites close Saturday and are expected to reopen Monday

Nomi Health’s COVID-19 testing sites in Omaha closed on Saturday due to overnight heavy snowfall, road conditions and the availability of staff members. Closures include sites at Oakview Mall, Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus and Metropolitan Community College’s South Omaha campus. The testing location at Council Bluffs remained open. According to a press release from Nomi Health, they say those who had appointments scheduled for Saturday have been notified and redirected to the Council Bluffs site. Many people wrote to KETV, saying they showed up for their appointments only to find the site shut down. One woman said that when she called the helpline, the person who answered was ‘adamant that the site was open’. Some said they rushed to find other testing options, with the earliest availability being Thursday. However, on Saturday evening, Nomi said he had not informed people of the closure. Nomi Health tweeted on Saturday: “Individuals who had tests scheduled for Saturday at Nomi Health’s three COVID-19 testing sites in Omaha did not receive sufficient notice that the sites had been closed for the day due to weather. Nomi Health understands the vital importance of access to COVID-19 testing, and our frontline staff members continue to work tirelessly to provide the best service possible in Omaha. All sites are expected to reopen Monday. Nomi Health also released a statement saying, “Individuals who had tests scheduled for Saturday at Nomi Health’s three COVID-19 testing sites in Omaha did not receive sufficient notice that the sites had been closed for the day in due to winter weather. Typically, people are notified by phone or email if a site has been affected, but this has not happened. Nomi Health apologizes for any frustration and confusion the situation may have caused. The decision to close the sites was made early Saturday morning when it was unclear whether patients and staff would be able to safely access the testing sites. Nomi Health understands the vital importance of access to COVID-19 testing, and our frontline staff members continue to work tirelessly to provide the best possible service in Omaha. All sites are to reopen on Monday.”

Nomi Health’s COVID-19 testing sites in Omaha closed on Saturday due to heavy overnight snowfall, road conditions and the availability of staff members.

The closures include the Oakview Mall, Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus and Metropolitan Community College South Omaha campus sites.

The testing location at Council Bluffs remained open.

According to a press release from Nomi Health, they say those who had appointments scheduled for Saturday have been notified and redirected to the Council Bluffs site.

Many people wrote to KETV, saying they showed up for their appointments to find the site shut down. One woman said that when she called the helpline, the person who answered was ‘adamant that the site was open’. Some said they rushed to find other testing options, with the earliest availability being Thursday.

However, on Saturday evening, Nomi said he had not informed people of the closure.

Nomi Health tweeted Saturday“People who had tests scheduled for Saturday at Nomi Health’s three COVID-19 testing sites in Omaha did not receive sufficient notice that the sites had been closed for the day due to winter weather. Nomi Health understands the vital importance of access to COVID-19 testing, and our frontline staff members continue to work tirelessly to provide the best service possible in Omaha.All sites are scheduled to reopen on Monday.

Nomi Health also released a statement saying:

“People who had tests scheduled for Saturday at Nomi Health’s three COVID-19 testing sites in Omaha did not receive sufficient notice that the sites had been closed for the day due to winter weather. Generally , people are notified by phone or email if a site has been affected, but this has not happened. Nomi Health apologizes for any frustration and confusion the situation may have caused.

The decision to close the sites was made early Saturday morning when it was unclear whether patients and staff would be able to safely access the testing sites.
Nomi Health understands the vital importance of access to COVID-19 testing, and our frontline staff members continue to work tirelessly to provide the best possible service in Omaha. All sites are expected to reopen on Monday.”