King Soopers Announces Partnership with Colorado State Emergency Operations Center for FREE COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

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(DENVER – April 26, 2020) – Today, King Soopers announced a partnership with the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) for free COVID-19 drive-thru testing. The first testing will be at the Auraria Campus in Denver, April 28-29.

Testing Site Information:
  • Dates: Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29

  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Location: Fifth Street Garage on the Auraria Campus, 650 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80204

  • Registration is required. Register at or call 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).

“King Soopers’ vision is to help people live healthier lives, and it has never been more important as we help to expand testing across Colorado,” said Steve Burnham, President of King Soopers. “This work, like all work we do, is guided by our values and our promise- to Feed the Human Spirit. We continue to make decisions that balance the safety of our associates with our commitments to our customers and communities. That is why King Soopers and Kroger Health will be donating all professional services at drive-thru testing facilities, these services include ordering and observing the COVID-19 tests.”

King Soopers and SEOC want to thank Auraria Campus for the use of their facility and logistics support.

“We’re proud to do our part to support the expansion of testing in Colorado by partnering with the state’s Unified Coordination Center and King Soopers admirable efforts to make COVID-19 testing more accessible to Coloradans,” said Colleen Walker, Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) CEO. AHEC oversees the operations of the largest higher education campus in Colorado serving the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.

Coloradans MUST register at or call 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).

People seeking a test will use a virtual screening tool based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible.

For the testing, patients remain in their cars throughout the process, which is completed in just a few minutes using self-administered test kits. The test uses self-administered nasal swabs, which are less painful and designed to increase safety. Testing services are provided at no cost through various partnerships, including with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eTrueNorth and Gravity Diagnostics. Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours. The Auraria testing site is estimated to have capacity for 250 vehicles per day.

About Kroger Health

Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co., is one of America's leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,000 pharmacies and 200 clinics in 35 states serving more than 14 million customers. Our team of 22,000 healthcare practitioners - from pharmacists and nurse practitioners to dietitians and technicians - help simplify healthcare by providing solutions that combine health, wellness, and nutrition, connecting with customers on an emotional and personal level. We’re also pioneering new work to help drive food as medicine in order to prevent illness before it starts. Learn more at

About King Soopers

At King Soopers, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are 23,000 associates who serve customers daily through a seamless shopping experience throughout Colorado. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.