x
Breaking News
More () »

Denver's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Denver, Colorado | 9NEWS.com

Free COVID-19 testing site to open in Silverthorne

The free testing site is located across from the Silverthorne Rec Center.

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — A new COVID-19 testing site will open in Silverthorne to serve residents of Summit County and neighboring counties.

The new drive-through community testing site at 464-478 East 4th Street in Silverthorne will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The free testing site is located across from the Silverthorne Rec Center.

The site will open Friday, Nov. 6.

The site is operated by the Summit County Public Health Department (SCPHD) with assistance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

While the new site will serve residents of Summit County and nearby counties, health officials encourage all Coloradans who need or want to get a COVID-19 test to go to any of the many community testing sites throughout the state. There are no identification or insurance requirements and the tests are free.

There are more than 50 free community testing sites across Colorado. A list is available here. 

Summit County health officials said people with symptoms should always get tested immediately. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

RELATED: Colorado coronavirus latest numbers, Nov. 5

RELATED: Active COVID-19 outbreaks at Colorado social gatherings, restaurants, schools and more

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) provided an update Wednesday, Nov. 4 on COVID-19 as the state's positivity levels and hospitalization rates continue to be a concern.

Colorado’s positivity rate has more than doubled in recent weeks and continues to increase day-over-day, CDPHE said. The state has also routinely seen more than 2,000 new cases per day, the most since the beginning of the pandemic in March. 

There are 847 patients currently hospitalized in Colorado as of Wednesday, Nov. 4, and the seven-day, moving average positivity rate increased to 9.31%, according to the latest data from CDPHE.

Positivity is an important indicator of the status of COVID-19 in the state. The World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2020 recommended that the positivity rate be at or below 5% to contain the virus.

RELATED: US hits 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases, as Fauci predicted

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: COVID-19 Coronavirus

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS APP
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n 

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.