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Pepsi Center COVID-19 testing site to remain open 7 days a week after state donates 10K testing kits

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 15:21:47-04

DENVER — The Pepsi Center COVID-19 testing site will continue to operate 7 days a week, the City of Denver announced Wednesday.

Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after the city said a supply shortage had forced it to reduce the hours at the drive-up community testing site. But a last-minute donation of 10,000 testing kits from the state has allowed them to continue to stay open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week.

However, the site will be closed for the Fourth of July Weekend, from Friday through Monday.

The city said the shortage was due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Arizona, Texas and Florida, and LabCorp, the company that supplies the city with testing kits, was experiencing a shortage of testing kit availability nationwide.

The 10,000 donated testing kits from the state were delivered Wednesday, the city said in a tweet. The city thanked Gov. Jared Polis and his team for the donations.

The drive-up testing site is free and open to anyone living or working in Denver regardless of symptoms, insurance, or immigration status. Registration is required.

It’s located at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Vehicles should enter at 7th Ave & Auraria.

The results of the test are available in 3-4 business days