Public health officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases trend upward

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Public health officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases trend upward

‘The virus is roaring back all over the country’
Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, speaks during a media briefing about the coronavirus March 20 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. SJBPH and other local agencies held a virtual news conference Friday to address the current rise in COVID-19 cases.

Public health officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases trend upward

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, speaks during a media briefing about the coronavirus March 20 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. SJBPH and other local agencies held a virtual news conference Friday to address the current rise in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 testing locations

As coronavirus cases trend upward in Southwest Colorado and across the country, more residents are seeking COVID-19 testing.
San Juan Basin Public Health’s community testing site is available to those with symptoms or those who are concerned they may have been exposed through a known contact or general community interaction. Testing for travel-related purposes, or when residents need written results for an employer, is provided through private testing services.
Here are the diagnostic testing sites shared by SJBPH:
SJBPH community testing siteThis site is conducted in partnership with Animas Surgical Hospital, Axis Health System and Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Location: Durango Public Library overflow parking lot at East Third Avenue and 20th Street.
Available: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and Saturday.
Cost: Free.
Cedar Diagnostics Location: In Durango, Pagosa Springs and Cortez.
Available: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Appointments are required and available to anyone who thinks they might have been exposed.
Cost: $50, although most insurances cover the fee. For those without insurance, other options are available.
Archuleta Integrated HealthcareLocation: Pagosa Springs.
Available: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays by appointment. Call (970) 264-2104 to schedule a visit for drive-by testing.
Cost: Free. No referrals are needed.
Pagosa Springs Medical CenterLocation: Pagosa Springs.
Available: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Cost: Free. No referrals are needed.
Quest DiagnosticsQuest Diagnostics, which has a national network of laboratories, offers diagnostic testing through primary care providers, Walmart, CVS Health and Google. At-home diagnostic testing kits are available on Quest Direct. The tests cost about $130, but insurance could cover some costs.

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