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Summit County Encourages Everyone to get Tested for COVID-19

Save your paycheck, help our businesses stay open, and help slow the spread by getting tested.

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Summit County, all community members are encouraged to get tested. Summit County is continually working with providers to ensure that anyone in our community, especially those who are symptomatic, may easily receive a test.

All providers are using the same test, (PCR for new infection), so individuals may choose whichever of the following options they prefer, and all providers will contact the patient following testing with results and further guidance on care based on results.

Testing Locations for COVID-19

Centura Health Community Testing Site

When: Seven days a week: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Where: Summit Vista Professional Building, 18 School Rd., Frisco.

Who: Testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals

How: Call 970-668-5584 to speak to staff from Centura Health to receive a testing referral to the community testing site.

Insurance/payment: Uninsured/underinsured persons will be covered at no out-of-pocket cost. Where applicable, insurance will be billed.

Summit Community Care Clinic (SCCC)

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday during normal hours of operation.

How: Call 970-668-4040 to schedule an appointment. SCCC provides testing (as decided by the health care provider) for patients desiring a face-to-face visit with a provider. Patients must establish care with SCCC, or already be an SCCC patient, in order to be seen.

Where: 360 Peak One Dr., Frisco, First Floor, Summit County Medical Office Building, Suite #100.

Insurance/payment: SCCC is accepting new patients regardless of insurance status. Uninsured/underinsured persons will be covered at no out-of-pocket cost. Where applicable, insurance will be billed.

Vail Health Community Testing Site

When: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m

Where: 110 3rd Avenue Street – 3rd and Granite – in Frisco

Who: Testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals

How: To book an appointment, please email summitcovidtesting@vailhealth.org with the four necessary items below. • Name; • Phone number; • A picture of photo ID*; • Front-and-back pictures of health insurance card*. *For those who do not have a government-issued photo ID or health insurance, an appointment for a test can still be made by emailing the name and phone number only. Patients can expect to receive a call to schedule an appointment within one business day. As there is pent up demand in Summit County for COVID-19 testing, we ask for your patience while we get this new service up and running.

Insurance/payment: For those with health insurance, insurance will be billed, and any out of pocket fee additional costs will be waived. Anyone without health insurance must attest via an official attestation form to no insurance, and fees will be waived for the patient and covered by Vail Health.

Mako Medical Community Testing Site (Available Nov. 6 – Nov. 19)

When: Seven days a week: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: In the overflow parking lot cross the street from the Silverthorne Recreation Center on Fourth Street, 464-478 E Fourth St., Silverthorne, CO 804898.

Who: Testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals

How: No appointment is necessary, however individuals will need to complete a registration form at the testing site or online ahead of time. Testing Information here. Online registration here.

Insurance/payment: Testing is provided completely free of charge. Insurance is not needed.

For additional information, or information in Spanish, please visit testing Summit County’s website.

New Public Health Order (Yup, Another One)

Summit County will be issuing a new public health order later today that goes into effect Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:01am. The change reduces capacity limits at critical retailers, such as grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations, etc., to no more than one person per 100 square feet of indoor public floor space.

What this means for you:

  • Retailers may have to limit entry during busy periods. Try to avoid the known busy times, like weekends, and after-work rush hours.
  • Designate one shopper for your group. Please avoid bringing family, friends, roommates, or dates to these critical retail spaces, if possible. This will get you, and everyone else, in and out of the store quicker, and you probably need a break from them anyway.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Smartphone App

Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service developed in partnership with Google and Apple that can notify users of possible exposure to COVID-19.

By opting in, your Android or iPhone device will share anonymous tokens with other CO Exposure Notifications users using your phone’s Bluetooth. If another user you’ve been near tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the service will notify you. If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Tokens contain no personal information or location data and everything is completely anonymous.

Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the risk to your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and community.

  • Android users can download CO Exposure Notifications on the Google Play store.
  • iPhone users can enable CO Exposure Notifications in their phone settings by finding Settings > Exposure Notifications > United States > Colorado.
  • Visit the FAQs on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) website.