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Free COVID-19 testing in Fremont County after a spike in cases

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Fremont County Department of Public Health says residents will have free coronavirus testing on Thursday.

MAKO Medical will provide free drive-thru testing at the health department starting Thursday, Oct. 22. The site will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garden Park Building, located at 201 N. Sixth Street. To lower your wait time, pre-register by clicking here.

The county recorded a spike in cases over the last week, largely driven by hundreds of inmates testing positive at the correctional facility in Canon City.

In response, Public Health Director Kayla Marler said residents nearby should get tested in case of widespread infections.

"With the recent increase in community transmission in Fremont County it is imperative that those who have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19 follow the guidelines for quarantine and isolation and stay home," Marler said.

The public health director warned that the county is at risk of moving into the "Safer at Home: Level 2" phase if they continue to see elevated numbers of cases.

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