Free COVID-19 testing site opening at Water World in Federal Heights

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Aug 10, 2020

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. – The state and Adams County announced Monday afternoon they were opening another free COVID-19 testing site at Water World in Federal Heights, hours after a similar site was announced at the Aurora Sports Park.

County and state officials said that anyone will be able to get tested at the site free of charge and without a state ID, insurance or doctor’s recommendation – including people who do not have symptoms. Test results will come back typically in 2-3, though could take up to four, Polis said.

Like the test site in Aurora, the Federal Heights site will have staffing, testing operations, logistics and lab work done by MAKO Medical out of North Carolina, with support from the state and county health departments.

While people are not required to pre-register to testing, they are strongly encouraged to do so by clicking here.

The site can test up to 2,500 people per day in nine testing lanes, but those numbers can only be achieved if most people pre-register, the county said.

The site will have options for speakers of English, Spanish, Farsi and Hmong, the officials said. Polis said he believes it is the first site in the nation to offer services in Hmong.

“Having this testing site in Adams County increases access to free testing for thousands of our residents, many of whom do not currently have health insurance or easy access to a COVID test,” said Adams County Commissioner and Board Chair, Emma Pinter. “We are grateful to the State of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for partnering on this important initiative.”

After announcing the new site, Polis and Adams County commissioners were tested there, as Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman was during the morning event.

Click here for more testing on the Adams County testing, which will be open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.