The Community Sampling Site for COVID-19 testing, located at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, is operating with temporarily modified hours through Saturday, October 10.   

Free, drive-up testing is available without an appointment at the Fairgrounds grandstand area during the following times: 

  • Monday 10/5 – Wednesday 10/7: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 10/8 and Friday 10/9: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Testing will not be available on Saturday, 10/3; Saturday, 10/10; or Monday, 10/12. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, October 13: 

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (except holidays)

Individuals who have been around someone with COVID-19 should be tested, even those who are not experiencing symptoms. Testing is free for Mesa County residents and health insurance is not required. Although no appointment is necessary, pre-registration will speed up the process once you arrive. Register online at the Mako Medical website.  

Results are processed through Mako Medical. Current turnaround time is typically two to four days, from the time the sample is received at the lab. Additional testing information is available on the Mesa County Public Health website.