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​COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)


Case Data is being reported by the
Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment,
please click HERE for the most up-to-date data

or visit www.Pueblohealth.org/Covid19

 


All public and media inquiries in Pueblo are answered through the local hotline at Pueblo’s Joint Information Center.  New hours for Pueblo COVID-19 Hotline 9 AM – 4PM Monday through Friday

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Pueblo County  Drive-up Testing Site for COVID-19

Drive-up testing site details:

  • Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. weekly on Monday to Wednesday
  • Location: Colorado State Fair Grounds, 1001 Beulah Avenue, enter through Gate 4 off Mesa Avenue and Gaylord Avenue
  • Cost: All testing will be free. Insurance will not be required.

Information Details

  • The first 250 individuals daily in the line will have access to the drive-up testing. All others that arrived after that will be encouraged to seek testing from a private provider or attend the next day. All tests at the Colorado State Fairgrounds are self-administered.

Who can be tested

Currently, the following individuals can be tested for COVID-19 at Pueblo’s COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing:

  • Any individual who is symptomatic
  • Anyone over the age of 65 (symptomatic or asymptomatic)
  • African American, Latino, American Indian Tribes (symptomatic or asymptomatic)
  • Anyone who had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Health care workers and first responders (symptomatic or asymptomatic)
  • Individuals five years and older and those with access and functional needs, including adults, may be tested by a caregiver or another adult 
  • Attended a large gathering or protest

No prescription required, but you must be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and bring your ID and organization ID, if applicable.

Other important information for you to know:

  •  If you have a medical emergency, call 911- do not report to the testing site, as it is not a care facility. If you have severe respiratory symptoms, especially shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tell the dispatcher about your symptoms. Do not wait for a COVID-19 test to call 911.
  •  If you are ill or suspect that you were exposed, but are not able to be immediately tested, please stay home, self-isolate, and contact your physician.
  •  For the safety of drive-up lab workers, hours of operation will be contingent upon safe weather. We will announce if we need to close the site due to unsafe conditions. Unsafe conditions include any weather that can make personal protection equipment ineffective, such as any precipitation, wind, or colder temperatures.
  • While waiting for their test results, individuals should stay at home. Those who receive positive test results may be issued isolation orders. 
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COVID-19 Informational Sources


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds:

  • If you have any symptoms -- even mild ones -- public health urges you to stay home and isolate yourself until: 
  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without the use of medicine) AND
  • Other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have improved AND
  • At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
  • Anyone in your household you have had close contact with (within six feet for approximately 10 minutes) should self-quarantine for 14 days, even if you haven’t been tested for COVID-19.
  • If you have a medical emergency, call 911. If you have severe respiratory symptoms, especially shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, tell the 911 dispatcher about your symptoms. Do not wait for a COVID-19 test to call 911.


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