Carbondale Town Hall COVID-19 testing site closing
At-home rapid tests are still available locally and online
January 10, 2023
The Carbondale Town Hall state-run PCR testing site is shutting down on Jan. 15, as part of a statewide closure of all community COVID-19 testing sites. Coloradoans have continued to rely more on at-home tests and demand for testing at community sites has dropped consistently over the last several months, fluctuating between 3-6 percent of overall capacity since November 2022. Colorado’s Roadmap to Moving Forward outlines how testing will be moving into traditional healthcare settings.
Where to find rapid at-home tests
• BinaxNOW tests are available while supplies last at Rifle and Glenwood Springs Garfield County Public Health Department offices and Garfield County Library branch locations.
• Households may order up to four free tests through the federal government at www.covid.gov/tests or by calling 1-800-232-0233.
• Insurance companies and health plans are required to cover eight free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered person per month. Coloradoans without insurance can apply for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program).
• Pharmacies participating in the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program offer low or no-cost testing for people without insurance. Pharmacies may offer rapid tests, lab-based PCR tests, or both. Contact a specific location to see if they are participating and for more information.
• K-12 students can participate in the Colorado free school testing program through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Coloradoans who feel symptoms of COVID should test and contact their health care provider if they test positive to see if medicine is right for them.