A free coronavirus testing website opens at Aurora (Colo.) Sports Park

Aurora’s new coronavirus testing website has free testing seven days a week for anyone who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms.

AURORA, Colorado – A new COVID-19 testing site opened at Aurora Sports Park on Monday, August 10th.

The website offers free tests to anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19, especially those who have symptoms. The website is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Governor Jared Polis (D-Colorado), Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, Aurora City Council members, Dr. John Douglas of the Tri-County Health Department, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko, and Littleton Mayor Jerry Valdes attended a ceremony Monday morning to inaugurate the site.

“Testing in the sports complex is free, easy and quick,” said Polis.

Doctor’s referrals, appointments, health insurance, and government identification are not required to get a place for the test, officials said.

“It’s important that people with symptoms get tested,” Polis said. “If you have flu-like symptoms, you want to get tested.”

Polis said the results from the Aurora testing site will usually come back in two or three days.

“Thank you to the people of Arapahoe County who have done everything they can to reduce the number of cases in Arapahoe County,” said Jerry Valdes, Littleton Mayor. “What you do makes a difference.”

The city of Aurora provides the Aurora Sports Park location and logistical, communications, and financial support through the state of Colorado, Arapahoe CARES dollars, according to a press release.

MAKO Medical from North Carolina will manage the personnel, test procedures and logistics at the Aurora location with the support of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Tri-County Health Department will contact everyone directly with positive results, and MAKO Medical will maintain the test results website.

Aurora Sports Park is located on E. Colfax Ave.

Polis announced a similar test site on Monday at Water World in Adams County.

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