As demand for COVID-19 testing increases, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment wants to remind Coloradans that there are numerous state-sponsored community testing sites across the state. They are free, convenient, and do not require a doctor’s note, identification, or insurance. There are more than 50 free community testing sites across the state, as well as dozens of locations offered by private providers. The state’s website has a list of locations.
Anyone who needs a test is encouraged to get one. Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate for at least 10 days from onset and until they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the help of medication), and their symptoms are improving. In some more severe cases, medical providers may recommend isolation for longer. Anyone who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days and get tested seven days after the exposure. A negative test should not release someone quarantine because symptoms might not appear for up to 14 days after exposure.
The following community testing sites are free to the public:
(Many of the sites request advance registration to speed the testing process, but it is not required.)
• Federal Heights: Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (parking lot adjacent to W. 90th Ave.)
Open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m.
• Aurora: Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle Aurora, CO 80010 (in the parking lot)
Open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
• Centennial: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave. Centennial, CO 80111 (east of Arapahoe Road and Peoria Street)
Open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.
• Thornton: City of Thornton Municipal Service Center, 8651 Colorado Blvd. Thornton, CO 80229 (south of the intersection at 88th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard)
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
• Fountain: 6436 US Highway 85-87 Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (formerly known as the Beckett Event Center)
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Falcon/Peyton: Rock Island Regional Trailhead, 7281 McLaughlin Road Peyton, CO 80831
Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Monument: 25 Jefferson St. Monument, CO 80132 (southwest parking lot at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and N. Jefferson Street in the church rectory)
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Colorado Springs: Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive E. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (parking lot just south of JCPenney)
Open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
• Mesa County: Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US-50, Grand Junction, CO 81503
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
• Pueblo: State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
(enter through Gate 4 off Mesa and Gaylord avenues
Open Monday-Friday and every second and fourth Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
The following test sites require advanced registration:
All City Stadium
*South 1495 S Race St., Denver, CO 80210
M, T, W: 11:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
Th, F: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning Office & Conference Ctr
5771 E 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011
M, T: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
W, Th, Fr : 12 – 5 p.m.
Mountain Range HS
12500 Huron St., Westminster, CO 80234
M-F 12 – 5 p.m.
North High School
3125 Eliot St., Denver, CO 80211
M-W: 7 a.m. – 1p.m.
Th, F: 11:30 a.m. – 5p.m.
St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center
33 Quail Road, Longmont, CO 80504
M-F: 12 – 5 p.m.
Instructional Support Facility / Cherry Creek High School ISF:
5416 S. Riviera Way Aurora, CO 80015 /
CCHS: 4700 South Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO, USA
M: 12 – 5 p.m.
T: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
W, Th: 12 – 5 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Colorado Mesa University
1280 Cannell Ave.*
M-F 4-5:30 p.m.
Please check out more community testing sites in your area at covidtest.colorado.gov/map.
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