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King Soopers announces additional COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 21:48:55-04

BOULDER, Colo. — After announcing a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Denver, King Soopers announced Wednesday it is continuing to partner with the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center to open and operate a second site, this time in Boulder.

The free testing site will be on the CU Boulder campus, CU Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Drive, and will open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The CU Boulder site is estimated to have capacity for 250 vehicles per day.

People seeking a test will need to register first at krogerhealth.com/covidtesting or call 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).

After registering, registrants will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork to complete. When a person arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and should leave their window rolled up for check-in, until a health care practitioner comes to the car to administer the test.

The test is completed in just a few minutes using self-administered test kits. The test uses self-administered nasal swabs, which are less painful and designed to increase safety, according to a press release. Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours.

A drive-thru site has been set up in Denver on the Auraria Campus, but that site ends testing at 4 p.m. Wednesday.