COLORADO, USA — Several COVID-19 testing sites are popping up across the state — many that are free with or available without insurance — as several Colorado counties move to tighter COVID-19 restrictions due to a stark increase in cases.
Many sites offer different formats, such as drive-thru and by appointment. Below is information for residents on where they can get tested in the state.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is hosting 50 free community testing sites across the state, adding on to the dozens of private providers offering testing.
Two new sites are opening in Lone Tree and Golden this weekend.
Find out where to get tested using the map below, or access the full website here.
The state is urging people to follow safety protocols and seek testing if they are exposed to someone who tested positive.
People who are experiencing any of the symptoms below should always get tested immediately:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If someone is tested because of known symptoms or possible exposure, they should stay in isolation or quarantine while waiting for results. CDPHE also said all individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for a full 14 days, even if they have testing done and that testing is negative.
Colorado requires masks in public for those over 11 years old, a social distancing of at least 6 feet and urges frequent handwashing.
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