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Peterson Air Force Base to set up test location for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:07:30-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Peterson Air Force base will begin testing patients for COVID-19 beginning on Friday, per release.

Patients must first be evaluated by phone and meet the recommended criteria for symptoms of the coronavirus prior to the testing, the statement said.

The testing will be conducted at the Peterson car wash and is available for all members whose servicing medical treatment facility is Peterson or Schriever Air Force Bases. The center will be open by appointment only, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Medical staff will test patients who will remain in their vehicle. Do not go to the car wash unless directed to do so by medical staff; you will not receive testing unless an order has been placed by your care team beforehand.

There have been no positive cases of the virus identified on the base.

The consolidation of patients to this area will help minimize the exposure to COVID-19. If you are concerned that you or someone in your family has been exposed to COVID-19 and you are symptomatic (cough, shortness of breath and/or fever), please call 719-524-2273 first.