County Response and Information

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Free COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing for Symptomatic Clear Creek County Residents 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? • Anyone who lives or works anywhere in Clear Creek County. • Please call the County Public Health Nurse at 303-670-7545 for a phone screening and to schedule your appointment. You MUST have an appointment; no drop-ins will be tested.

WHEN?

Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00am and 1:00pm on:

• TUESDAYS: May 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

• SATURDAYS: June 6; additional Saturday testing to be determined.

Please arrive at your scheduled time and bring your valid photo ID. The test takes about 5 minutes.

WHERE?

• St. Paul’s Parish Hall Parking Lot in Idaho Springs (on Colorado Boulevard between 16th and 17th Avenues).

COST AND TYPE OF TEST? 
• This testing is free of charge.
• No insurance or prescription/referral required.
• This type of test (nasal-swab) detects the real-time presence of active COVID-19 viruses.
• This is not antibody testing to determine past infection in recovered patients.
• Collected specimens are couriered to the State Laboratory for analysis. • You will be called with results, which are typically returned within two days.

It remains important to minimize community spread of COVID-19 and limit your risk of exposure by staying at home as much as possible. When you do leave home, social distance, do not gather in groups of more than 10, wear a protective cloth face covering, and wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

Because there are many asymptomatic individuals—those who have the virus but are not exhibiting symptoms—it remains important to minimize community spread and limit your risk of exposure by staying at home as much as possible, and when you do leave home, social distance, do not gather in groups of more than 10, wear a cloth face covering, and wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

Stay Healthy. Stay Informed.

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COVID-19 HEALTH LINE: 303-670-7528

COVID-19 GENERAL INFO: 303-679-2336

COUNTY ROAD CLOSURE: 303-679-2385

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COVID Reopening

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  5. Letter to the Legislation from BOCC

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What are the symptoms?

COVID-19 symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read more about COVID-19 symptoms from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A much smaller percentage of cases are severe and involve pneumonia, particularly in elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.

If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19 please fill out the COVID-19 Symptom Self Reporting Form.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. The virus is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 

Maintain social distancing about 6 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain a virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus, if the person coughing has the disease. It is also very important to disinfect surfaces to kill any virus that might be on a surface or object.