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Weld County reaches COVID-19 testing goal

Posted on 07/08/2020
Weld County reaches COVID-19 testing goal

Six weeks after the county obtained COVID-19 test kits and organized a series of testing events health care providers, public and private agencies, and the county collectively reached the goal of testing 10 percent of the county’s population.

Weld County Government conducted four drive-thru community testing events in early June. As a result, 286 individuals were tested with only nine testing positive for COVID-19. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment along with the Weld County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) analyzed and reviewed the results and recommended future testing by the county be focused on targeted testing of hotspots and outbreaks.

“As there are now many sites throughout Weld County offering COVID-19 testing to those who need it, our testing efforts will focus on specific areas of concern so as to help contain the spread of the virus,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman.

For a list of locations offering testing throughout Weld County, visit www.weldhealth.org, click on “2019 Novel Coronavirus” then click on the “COVID-19 testing” box under the data map.

Keep up the preventative measures
As always, it’s important to remember to continue adhering to preventative measures to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19 by doing these five simple things: Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face; clean frequently touched or used surfaces often; maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals or family groups; cover your cough; stay home if you are feeling sick.