King Soopers announces opening of COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Denver

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 20:33:58-04

DENVER — King Soopers announced Sunday that it has partnered with the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center to open and operate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site this week.

The site will be on the Auraria Campus in Denver and will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost for the test.

To be tested, you will need to register first to see if you are eligible for the free test. You can register at or call 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).

The Auraria testing site is estimated to have capacity for 250 vehicles per day.

People seeking a test will use a virtual screening tool based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible.

Those eligible will next select a testing location and appointment time. Then, 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.

For the testing, patients remain in their cars throughout the process, which 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.

Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours.