UCHealth suspends drive-up COVID-19 testing center in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The drive-through COVID-19 testing center in Colorado Springs is being suspended.

Sample collection location in Colorado Springs 3/13/20.

UCHealth made the announcement on Thursday, less than a week after the drive-through center opened.

"Due to limited availability of testing supplies, UCHealth has made the decision to suspend COVID-19 community testing at the drive-through site at South Parkside Drive and KidsKare Point in Colorado Springs," UCHealth wrote. "At this time, testing supplies must be reserved for patients who are seriously ill and hospitalized. It is also essential to have enough tests for health care workers, should they require testing. If the supply situation changes and testing is reinstituted, UCHealth will inform the community."

The site was located at South Parkside Drive and Kidskare Point, just one block east of Memorial Park.