To address increased community demand for COVID-19 testing, the San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Community Testing Site will move to the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, effective Monday, November 16th.  Testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday at the new location. There will be no testing on Fridays at this time.  The new site, which allows for expanded capacity and smoother traffic flow, is made possible by support from partners including the City of Durango and La Plata County. Testing at the Durango Public Library will end Saturday, Nov. 14.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, those who believe they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction, and people in critical sectors who are in frequent contact with the public – early childhood, K-12, first responders, and critical government services should get tested at SJBPH’s free community testing site. No appointment is needed.

With the importance of testing in fighting the spread of the virus, SJBPH wants to make it as convenient and accessible as possible for everyone and will continue to work to expand COVID-19 testing options in our community, in collaboration with community partners.

SJBPH understands how challenging the COVID-19 pandemic is for everyone, and agency staff sincerely appreciate the efforts of all community members to wear face coverings, social distance, stay home if sick, and wash hands well to contain the spread of the virus. SJBPH reminds anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed either through known contact or general community interaction, to get tested.