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COVID-19 Community Testing Events

August 1, 2020

Dates and Locations:

Please note – you do not need medical insurance to receive a test.

Throughout the remainder of this year, several COVID-19 diagnostic nasal swab testing events will be held in Douglas County.  All events are from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or until test kits run out, (200 tests per day per location) and are FREE to eligible individuals (see list below).  Antibody testing will NOT BE OFFERED at these events.

You are welcome to drive-thru, walk-up, or arrive on a bicycle.  We ask that you NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 9 a.m. as space for vehicles is limited.  Wait times will vary throughout the day, depending on demand.  Only 200 tests per location per day will be available.

  • August 13 – CU Denver South, Lone Tree
  • August 25 – PACE Center, Parker

View the Testing Event General Information handout by clicking here.

Know before you go – plan ahead and be prepared:

If you live or work in Douglas County you can get tested. See a list of those who are eligible below, including those who work in high-risk occupations, such as health care workers or first responders, live in long-term care facilities or other institutionalized settings or were in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19.

  • symptomatic individuals
  • individuals who are high-risk and/or high-priority:
    • child care workers
    • supermarket employees
    • seniors and their caregivers and family members
    • educators
    • other essential workers
    • have pre-existing conditions and/or are immunocompromised
    • uninsured
    • have recently traveled or plan to within the next 7 days
  • individuals who need required testing for:
    • transition from one treatment facility to another
    • returning to work
    • admittance into camps, sports and other programs

Forms will be available at the event for you to complete, but you must bring your own pen and clipboard or something stable to write on.

You will be asked to show a photo ID with your name.  Samples of identification accepted are:

  • State issued driver license or ID card
  • Passport (any country)
  • School ID
  • Consular ID card
  • RTD pass with your name and photo on it
  • Military ID

The personal information you provide is confidential and is only used to ensure proper follow-up after your test result.

When should I expect my results?

Your test from the Douglas County Community Testing Event will be processed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) Lab.  You can expect to hear from the lab with your results in 5-7 days, however, the turnaround time may be increased or decreased depending on lab capacity at the time of processing.  They will attempt to contact you three times to provide results and will leave a message with instructions to call back.

Events are made possible in partnership with:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Tri-County Health Department, Douglas County, City of Castle Pines, Town of Castle Rock, Town of Larkspur, City of Lone Tree, Town of Parker, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, AFC Urgent Care of Castle Rock, Castle Pines Urgent Care and Family Practice, and numerous volunteers.