Testing & notifications

Last updated May 12, 2023

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Young girl gets PCR test from doctor with parent

Getting tested for COVID-19 and notifying close contacts of exposure are two important ways Coloradans can help slow the spread of the virus. 


There are a few different ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Colorado.

  • Many Coloradans can get tested through their health care provider if they feel sick. 
  • Coloradans with or without insurance can get tested at pharmacies with low or no-cost testing options offered through CDC’s Increasing Access to Community Testing (ICATT) program.
  • While supplies last, free home tests are available at rapid test distribution centers.
  • Every home in the United States can order free at-home tests by mail using COVIDtests.gov
  • Coloradans can use the federal Test to Treat program to seek both testing and treatment for COVID-19. Learn more about Test to Treat.

Find a COVID-19 test near you   Free testing for Colorado schools   Learn more about COVID-19 testing

Notify your close contacts

If you test positive for COVID-19, let people you’ve been in contact with know that they may have been exposed. Notifying your close contacts is especially important if they are at high risk and could benefit from getting treatment as soon as possible.

How to tell if someone is a close contact