The COVID-19 testing site at Colorado Mesa University will close on Saturday, January 14. It is one of 20 COVID-19 community testing sites across the state that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will close later this month. The change comes as the demand at testing sites has significantly dropped and many people are choosing to use the more convenient at-home rapid test kits.
Mesa County Public Health encourages anyone with symptoms to test for COVID-19 because symptoms can vary in intensity. Newer variants can be more contagious than other upper respiratory illnesses, so it’s good for people to know if they have COVID-19.
PCR tests are still available through primary care providers, pharmacies, and some urgent care facilities. While PCR tests are the most accurate tests that we have for COVID-19, they do take more time to get the results because they are processed in a lab. Meanwhile, at-home test kits provide fast, reliable results and are widely accessible.
- At-Home rapid test kits are available for free at the Mesa County Health and Human Services Building at 510 29 1/2 Road.
- 4 At-Home rapid test kits can be ordered and mailed through USPS.
- PCR testing is still available through primary care providers, pharmacies, and some urgent care facilities. Click here to find a facility that offers COVID-19 testing.
Navigating changes to COVID resources can be challenging. Mesa County Public Health Director, Jeff Kuhr encouraged, “We have an Info Line team ready to guide you through COVID-19 resources in our community. They are the best at connecting people with the information they need.” To reach the Info Line, call 970-248-6900.