Fri Dec 18th, 2020
Tags: Animas Surgical Hospital, Archuleta County Fairgrounds, Axis Health System, City of Durango, La Plata County Emergency Operations Center, La Plata County free community COVID-19 testing, La Plata County Sheriff’s Department, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC), Pagosa Sun, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH), Upper Pine Fire Protection District
La Plata County free community COVID-19 testing in two locations:
Other partners contributing to La Plata County community test sites are; SJPBH, La Plata County Emergency Operations Center, Animas Surgical Hospital, Axis Health System, Mercy Regional Medical Center, City of Durango, Upper Pine Fire Protection District, and the La Plata County Sheriff’s Department.
Archuleta County Free Community Test Sites: SJBPH is working with Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC), Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs to provide free COVID-19 testing at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds at 344 U.S. 84 in Pagosa Springs.
Testing at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds will be held Wednesday through Friday through Dec. 18 from 10 am – 2 pm. The schedule will be modified during the holiday weeks and posted at PagosaSUN.com.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction, and people in critical sectors who are in frequent contact with the public – early childhood, K-12, first responders, and critical government services should get tested at free community testing sites. No appointment is needed.
Since its opening on Aug. 4, 9,920 (+915) tests have been performed in Durango, Bayfield, and Pagosa at community test sites and pop-up testing sites. Locally, 40,311 total COVID-19 tests have been completed, with 5,477 diagnostic (PCR) tests conducted in Archuleta County, 30,883 diagnostic tests conducted in La Plata County, and 3,951 antibody tests conducted.
**The testing numbers above do not reflect all tests conducted as a wider range of testing options and locations have become available.
See all testing locations and information here: https://sjbpublichealth.org/testing/.
To streamline COVID-19 disease investigation and control and decrease the time between positive case investigation and notification of close contacts, SJBPH has launched an automated text-message system to notify close contacts of their exposure to COVID-19 and rapidly deliver quarantine instruction.
People identified as COVID-19 positive close contacts may receive a text message from 855-681-1645 notifying them of their exposure and providing a link to quarantine and testing instructions.
SJBPH is hiring contact tracers. See our employment page for more information.