COVID-19 Testing Updates in Pitkin County
As local access to public lab testing services may be becoming more limited, community members are encouraged to take advantage of the federal programs that offer free at-home antigen tests to the public. Order free COVID-19 tests from the Biden administration’s antigen testing program here.
If you have questions about how and when to use at-home antigen tests, click here.
At-Home Test Expiration Dates
Colorado distributed iHealth rapid tests as part of the rapid at-home testing program. These tests have now had their shelf life extended from 6 months to 9 months. Read more here. These tests are still available at many community distribution sites across the state. If you have at-home tests (even if they are a brand other than iHealth), it is important that you check the expiration date, along with noting the extended expiration date of state-issued tests.
Report Positive Test Results to Pitkin County
Self-testing is an important step in knowing what you must do to protect others from COVID-19, but it is also essential that you self-report in your own county to help assist in data collection to provide the most accurate assessment of COVID-19 numbers in your area.
Use the Pitkin County Positive At-Home Antigen Reporting System found on the get tested page, to report a positive at-home antigen test. You will be prompted to answer a short set of questions regarding your test details. No information related to close contacts will be collected. Upon submitting your test result, you will also be given the option to receive isolation guidance information by email.
If you have any questions about at-home antigen tests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. NEGATIVE at-home antigens should not be reported.
If your at-home antigen test result is positive, this is a true positive and you should immediately follow isolation guidance. Click here for isolation guidance.