People wishing to get tested for COVID-19 visited facilities across Douglas County the day before Thanksgiving, with some locations having long, winding lines and others having no wait at all. The …
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People wishing to get tested for COVID-19 visited facilities across Douglas County the day before Thanksgiving, with some locations having long, winding lines and others having no wait at all.
The county funds multiple testing centers, including in Parker, Castle Rock, Sterling Ranch, Larkspur, Sedalia, Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch.
While some county testing sites have had days in which they run out of tests and must close early, many still have plenty of remaining capacity, said Holly Carrell, special projects manager with the county.
“This week, no one has run out,” she said the week of Nov. 23.
One new testing site, at Canvas Credit Union in Lone Tree, had hardly any visitors Nov. 25, while a testing site at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch had a line throughout its parking lot.
Carrell encourages those looking to get a test to preregister at the specific site they want to go to before driving there.
“That’s going to lessen the amount of time they spend at the site,” she said.
All county sites have a test result turnaround of four days or fewer, Carrell said.
Details on testing events are below:
Curative offers free tests Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sterling Center, 8155 Piney River Ave.
Curative offers free tests Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deckers Community Center, 8570 Highway 67.
•Curative offers free tests Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center, 15235 Furrow Road.
•Curative offers free tests Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Larkspur Town Hall, 8720 Spruce Mountain Road.
•CDPHE offers free tests Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EchoPark Stadium in Parker 11901 Newlin Gulch Blvd.
•STRIDE offers free tests Fridays beginning at 9 a.m. at Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive.
Mako offers free tests every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canvas Credit Union, 10000 Park Meadows Drive.
STRIDE offers free tests Mondays through Thursdays beginning at 9 a.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road.
STRIDE offers free tests Wednesdays beginning at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S University Blvd.
More details and links to register for each site are available at douglas.co.us/covid19-testing/events.
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