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COVID-19 testing options for anyone potentially exposed

The Health Center at Auraria and the City of Denver continue to offer free drive-up testing services.

By Lindsey Coulter

June 3, 2020

Health Center at Auraria staff in PPE offering COVID-19 testing.Free testing through the Health Center at Auraria

The Health Center at Auraria continues to offer free drive-up COVID-19 testing to prescreen Auraria Campus constituents, including students, faculty and staff with an Auraria ID. Testing is available to any Auraria constituent exposed to others who tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms, and to those who are symptomatic with one or more of the identified COVID-19 symptoms. 

The Health Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Health Center staff also remain available to respond to calls and questions from concerned campus community members

Roadrunners who believe they might need to be tested should call 303-615-9999 before coming to the center. Regardless of a positive or negative test result, all people who use the testing service receive a phone call to confirm their test outcome.

Symptoms can include cough, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, headache, runny nose, increased fatigue, lack of taste or smell, and abdominal pain.

Free testing through the City and County of Denver

Free drive-up testing is also available at the Pepsi Center through the City and County of Denver for anyone who believes they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms. The service is also available to essential employees.

To access testing, register online or call 311. Minors can be registered by their parents. Learn more about preparing for your drive-up COVID-19 test.

The testing site will be open seven days a week, except for holidays, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m.

Topics: Health, Health Center at Auraria, Safety

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