Long lines and delayed results again plague coronavirus tests as Thanksgiving approaches

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In Denver, officials at one testing site shut down within an hour of opening Tuesday because it had reached capacity. At another site, lines grew so long that officials closed over concerns about traffic safety. In New York, residents are standing in line for hours. In Olympia, Wash., officials have had to turn away as many as 200 cars in line in recent days because labs had reached capacity.When Sarah Hass, 22, recently tried to book a coronavirus test in the Chicago suburbs, she couldn’t find a clinic with an open appointment in the next three days. She widened her search to any CVS or Walgreens within a two-hour drive. Still nothing.Finally, she headed to a drive-through testing site set up by state authorities in a vacant parking lot in the southwest suburb of Aurora, Ill.For three hours, she inched along in the torturous caravan.“I listened to an audio book, put on music, tweeted pictures of the line,” said Hass, who works part time at a restaurant. The testing site was scheduled to close at 4 p.m., but workers stayed hours longer to help those in line. “The time it takes right now is just crazy.”Demand …

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