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New community-based COVID-19 testing site opens Tuesday at Citadel Mall

Published: Aug. 7, 2020 at 4:20 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - More free COVID-19 testing sites are opening across Colorado, including one at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs.

The Springs site officially opens for business at 10 a.m. Tuesday and will be open five days a week, Tuesday-Saturday.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has long stressed the importance of mass testing in getting the upper hand on the virus and has pushed to get more tests for the state.

“It is incredibly important if we are going to defeat this virus, we need to find out where it is and act quickly, rather than let it creep up on us in stealth mode.”

Testing is encouraged for anyone with symptoms, especially first responders, health care workers, and other essential employees. No insurance is required, and all testing is free.

The governor urges anyone getting tested to act as though they have COVID-19 while waiting for test results and quarantine themselves.

The testing site is just south of the JCPenney’s at the mall. Officials say the site is centrally-located, so convenient for most Springs residents, and will also give access to low-income communities who may not have been able to get tested before.

Important Testing Information:

- Testing is free

- Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (2 years of age or older)

- No insurance or referral required

- Spanish speaker on site

- Pre-registration is recommended but not required

- Registration link can be found on https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/

- Testing site hours will be Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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