Eagle County closes fixed COVID-19 testing sites

Free home test kits are available at Avon, Eagle and El Jebel offices, and by mail.
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As of April 1, fixed test sites in Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum have been discontinued. Demand for testing has dropped significantly, while cases and hospitalizations are consistently low in Eagle County and the rest of the state. However, community members still have several options available for COVID-19 testing.

A mobile testing unit is now operational for Gypsum, Eagle, Edwards and El Jebel through a partnership with Roaring Fork Neurology and MicroGenDx. Locations and appointment information can be found at RFVCovidtest.com.

The Eagle County government continues to offer free home testing kits, available at their offices in Avon, Eagle and El Jebel. Additionally, these test kits will be available through the MIRA bus in the near future and can be ordered by mail..

Earlier this month, an additional booster dose was cleared by the FDA and CDC, which is now available to eligible community members at ECPHE clinics. County public health officials and local health care providers continue to emphasize the importance and benefits of vaccination as the best tool to prevent illness and hospitalization.

People with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should contact their health care provider. A list of medical providers currently offering testing is available online.

Medications that help prevent serious illnesses are available locally and regionally at hospitals and some participating pharmacies. Vail Health offers treatment for COVID-19 and other providers can be found through the Test to Treat program.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 resources in Eagle County, visit EagleCountyCovid.org.

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