More than 40 coronavirus testing sites are in danger of closing after the Trump administration says it federal funding for them on Friday
On Friday, the federal government is ending funding for coronavirus testing sites across the US
More than 40 of these sites in the state such as Colorado and Pennsylvania are either in danger of closing or planning to close
An HHS spokesman said many sites won't close but are 'transitioning to state-managed sites'
Many models project that the peak of the coronavirus pandemic is less than a week away
In the US, there are more than 435,000 confirmed cases of the virus and more than 14,000 deaths
The Trump administration is planning to end federal funding for coronavirus testing sites across the country on Friday.
As a result, more than 40 Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) in states such as Pennsylvania and Colorado are in danger of or planning to, shutter their doors.
It comes as models project that the pandemic will peak in the US in just a matter of days - when as much testing as possible is more necessary than ever.
'Many of the CBTS are not closing, but rather transitioning to state-managed sites on or about April 10,' a spokesperson for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told NPR.
While the program was intended as a stopgap, many states with inadequate resources have heavily depended on it to test more people.
'The transition will ensure each state has the flexibility and autonomy to manage and operate testing sites within the needs of their specific community and to prioritize resources where they are needed the most,' the spokesperson said.
Among the sites that will close is one at Citizens Bank Park, where the MLB team the Philadelphia Phillies play, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philly Voice reported that the site focused on testing health care workers and Americans aged 50 and older.