COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday: here's how to stay safe this weekend

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We've made great progress against the spread of COVID, but after the 4th of July, cases of COVID-19 went up – proof that COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday. We all share the responsibility for protecting the workers we interact with, our loved ones, and higher-risk populations.

While celebrating, please be sure to:

  • Wear a face-covering when around others.
  • Gather only in small groups (10 people or fewer), preferably outside.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
  • Avoid risky activities that could lead to COVID-19 exposures or physical injuries.
  • Follow all local COVID-19 guidelines and fire restrictions.

“We need to put the health of our essential workers first this Labor Day weekend,” said Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, CDPHE. “If you have symptoms or get exposed to the virus, it’s critical to follow the isolation/quarantine guidance. From what we know about the virus, it can spread even when you are feeling ok. We all need to protect one another.”

COVID-19 testing sites

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit one of these local testing sites. Be sure to bring your photo ID and insurance card, if available

750 Citadel Drive (outside Citadel Mall)
Free community-based drive-through testing site
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

2050 Kidskare Point (UCHealth testing site at Parkside)
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3205 N. Academy Blvd (Peak Vista testing site)
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For more information on community testing sites, please visit El Paso County Public Health's website.

Reliable sources of information about COVID-19

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