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Free COVID-19 testing site opens at Aurora Sports Park

Aurora's new seven-day-a-week coronavirus testing site will offer free tests to anyone who wants to be tested, especially for those who have symptoms.

AURORA, Colo. — A new drive-up COVID-19 testing site opened at the Aurora Sports Park on Monday, Aug. 10.

The site will offer free testing to anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19, especially for those who have symptoms. The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado), Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, Aurora City Council members, Dr. John Douglas from Tri-County Health Department, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko and Littleton Mayor Jerry Valdes attended a ceremony Monday morning to open the site.

"Testing at the sports complex is free, easy and quick," said Polis.

Doctor referrals, appointments, health insurance and government identification are not necessary to receive a site at the test, officials said.

"It is important that people who have symptoms get tested," said Polis. "If you have any flu-like symptoms, you want to get tested."

Polis said results from the Aurora testing site will usually come back in two or three days.

"Thank you to the citizens of Arapahoe County for doing what it takes to reduce the number of cases in Arapahoe County," said Littleton Mayor Jerry Valdes. "What you are doing is making a difference."

The City of Aurora is providing the Aurora Sports Park location as well as logistical, communications and funding support via the state of Colorado, Arapahoe CARES dollars, according to a news release.

MAKO Medical of North Carolina will manage staffing, testing operations and logistics at the Aurora site, with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Tri-County Health Department will contact any individuals directly with positive results and MAKO Medical will maintain the test results website.

Aurora Sports Park is located at 19300 E. Colfax Ave.

Polis also announced a similar testing site, located at Water World in Adams County, on Monday.


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Aurora mayor Mike Coffman is tested for COVID-19 on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 in Aurora, Colo.
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Aurora mayor Mike Coffman unveils new coronavirus testing site on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 in Aurora, Colo.