Community COVID-19 Testing Site Moves Inside Colorado State Fairgrounds
Pueblo County’s free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site moved inside the Colorado State Fairgrounds to the Livestock Pavilion, effective today. The testing site, which is now managed by MAKO Medical, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Enter the site through Gate 4 off Mesa and Gaylord avenues. There is no limit to the number of people who can be tested per day.
Testing is encouraged for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, first responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure employees, teachers, and individuals who work in congregate settings.
Important Testing Information:
- Testing is free
- Tests are administered by test site staff; no self-swabbing testing
- Testing is encouraged for individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Testing will be provided for anyone who feels the need to get tested for COVID-19
- Testing will be provided to individuals 2 years of age or older
- No insurance or physician referral is required
- Masks are required.
- There are resources on-site for our Spanish-speaking population
- Pre-registration is recommended but not required
- Registration link can be found here: www.pueblohealth.org/covid19
Testing is drive-thru only, and individuals being tested must be in an enclosed vehicle wearing a mask. No bicycles, motorcycles, or walk-ups are allowed. The site is open to neighboring counties.
Governor Extends Mask Order Another 30 Days
Governor Jared Polis on Saturday extended the state’s mask order until October 12. The order makes it mandatory for individuals in Colorado to wear a non-medical face covering over their nose and mouth when out in public. The order can be read here.
Pueblo’s COVID-19 Case Updates
Public health officials from the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced 17 new positive COVID-19 cases in Pueblo County since Friday, September 11. The positive cases are a 13-year-old female, 21-year-old female, 21-year-old female, 22-year-old female, 23-year-old female, 27-year-old female, 28-year-old female, 34-year-old female, 53-year-old female, 68-year-old female, 72-year-old female, 13-year-old male, 27-year-old male, 29-year-old male, 40-year-old male, 42-year-old male, and 69-year-old male. Pueblo County has a total of 979 confirmed positive and probable* cases among Pueblo County residents. The total number of people testing, 18,759 is not reflective of everyone testing negative in Pueblo County.
Confirmed and probable cases have been combined to align with state and national data. However, the COVID-19 Status Update chart will continue to show probable cases.
As cases continue to be investigated, the data in this update is subject to change.
*A probable case meets the clinical criteria and epidemiological evidence, yet it has not been laboratory confirmed with a test. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now reporting probable cases across the state.
Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Case in Pueblo by Age Group
Confirmed and Probable Cases in Pueblo by Sex
Pueblo County’s COVID-19 Death by Age Group
Pueblo County’s COVID-19 Deaths by Sex
Help Protect Pueblo from COVID-19
To protect the Pueblo community and the most vulnerable, everybody has a responsibility to:
- Follow the Governor’s Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order.
- Follow the Governor’s mask order.
- Minimize social activities and being physically close to other people.
- Isolate yourself if you feel symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms are new loss of taste or smell, headache, sore throat, cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms. Visit cdc.gov for the list of symptoms as it continues to be updated with more information learned about COVID-19.
- Seek preventative and routine care through your primary care provider and use the emergency room when medically necessary.
- Wash your hands with soap regularly.
- Cough or sneeze into elbow or tissue.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Clean surfaces frequently touched.
Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment encourages residents and media to seek out credible, reliable sources of information on COVID-19:
All public and media inquiries in Pueblo are answered through the local hotline at Pueblo’s Joint Information Center. Pueblo COVID-19 Hotline is providing resources and answering questions 9AM – 4PM, Monday – Friday (closed for government holidays) 719-583-4444.