COVID testing site in works near Aspen City Hall, should open in about a week
A free COVID-19 testing kiosk that won’t require a doctor’s prescription may be up and running in the alley behind Aspen City Hall in the next week-to-10-days, an official said Wednesday.
Pitkin County has received 8,000 COVID-19 tests from the state and is working on obtaining a kiosk or trailer that will sit behind City Hall until the end of December, he said. It will offer testing seven-days-a-week, with results coming in about 48 hours, Pitkin County manager Jon Peacock said.
In addition, the county is looking at contracting with a non-profit called Colorado Covid Check to operate the testing spot past Dec. 30, he said.
That site plus another at Mountain Family Health in Basalt plus a third during high season in Snowmass Village will cost between $800,000 and $850,000.
The plan for the new testing center in Aspen was brought up last month to the county commissioners.
The Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up Aspen are teaming up to present two shows in December: Big Head Todd and The Monsters on Wednesday, December 27, and Ozomatli on Saturday, December 30.