New ‘large capacity’ COVID testing sites opening in Golden, mountain communities

Coronavirus

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced Saturday the opening of COVID-19 testing sites in Golden and mountain communities.

The Golden test site opens Sunday. It is located at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at: 15200 W. Sixth Ave. Frontage Rd.

The Golden site’s operating hours are as follows:

Monday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m

Walk-ins are allowed; however, JCPH asked people to register online if possible.

Health officials said the Golden site will be able to test up to 2,000 people daily. People will receive results in two to three days.

“The testing performed at the Golden location is a self-performed oral test, which minimizes
the in-person contact and risk of transmission for all site visitors and testing professionals,” JCPH said.

In addition to the Golden site, a mobile testing van will serve mountain communities in Jefferson, Clear Creak, Douglas and Park counties starting Sunday.

The locations and times for the mobile testing sites are below. Click on the location to pre-register:

MondayBailey Public Library 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.350 Bulldogger Rd., Bailey, CO 80421
TuesdayOur Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, Conifer 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.9444 Eagle Cliff Rd., Conifer, CO 80433
WednesdayClear Creek County EMS  8 a.m. – 2 p.m.(Starting on December 2)411 CO-103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452  
ThursdaySterling Center 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.8155 Piney River Ave., Littleton CO 80125
Larkspur Town Hall 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.8720 Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
FridayDeckers Community Center 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.8570 Hwy 67, Sedalia, CO 80135
SaturdayPonderosa Retreat and Conference Center 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.15235 S Furrow Rd., Larkspur, CO 80118
SundayBuchanan Recreation Center 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439

The van can test up to 300 people daily. People will receive results in two to three days, JCPH said.

Jefferson County is one of 20 in Colorado moving to “Level Red” restrictions this weekend amid surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

“Testing at both the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the mobile testing van will be
provided to anyone who is experiencing symptoms or who believes they have been in
contact with someone who has the virus. No one will be denied testing,” JCPH said.

For more information on COVID-19 testing in Jefferson County, visit JCPH’s website.

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