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FEMA-sponsored testing site to be available in Pueblo County

Colorado to receive 7,500 COVID-19 tests specifically for health care workers, first responders
Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 19:35:17-04

PUEBLO COUNTY — The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and El Paso County Public Health announced Tuesday that the FEMA-sponsored COVID-19 testing site in El Paso County will expand to Pueblo County.

Additional testing resources are becoming available in El Paso County, so the FEMA testing site will expand testing capability and disease surveillance in Pueblo County, a statement from the two departments said.

Beginning Wed., April 22, the Pueblo County site will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tues., Wed., and Thurs., of each week through May. Up to 250 tests will be provided each day.

The statement from the two health department said the following people are encouraged to get tested, if experiencing symptoms:

  • Health care workers
  • First responders
  • Individuals who are over 65 years
  • Critical business workforce

The testing site will be located at the Colorado State Fair Grounds. Individuals coming to get tested should enter through Gate 4 off Mesa Ave and Gaylor Ave.

Those getting tested should also bring a picture ID and organization ID, if applicable. Qualified individuals will be tested, regardless of insurance status. There is also no cost for testing and no need to have a doctor's prescription.

This is a drive through site. No one will need to get out of their car.