Prevention & Testing

FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Broomfield

WHEN: Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m.
WHERE: Broomfield Health and Human Services (HHS) Parking Lot at 100 Spader Way (see map below)
WHO: People who live, work or go to school in Broomfield, and are symptomatic.

Note: Test results are not documentation for airline travel or to return to work. If individuals do not have symptoms but are interested in COVID-19 testing, click below for alternative testing sites.

What do I need to know about COVID-19 testing?

  • Follow Broomfield Public Health on Facebook for updates on inclement weather closures or other day-of notices.
  • Broomfield Community Testing uses the Rapid Result Antigen Test, which anticipates same-day results and is accurate for those with symptoms.
    • Read this infographic for information on antigen testing, PCR testing, and antibody testing to determine which one is right for you. 
  • No identification or insurance information required. You will be asked for your contact information in case you do test positive.
  • If under 15, a guardian must be present and consent. All ages welcome! 
  • Questions about your appointment? Email phepr@broomfield.org.
  • Please see the below image for details on how to enter/exit the testing site.

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Here are 3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for your COVID-19 Test Results

  1. Stay Home
  2. Think about the people you have recently been around
  3. Answer the call or text from your local health department

What are COVID-19 symptoms?

Symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Consider getting tested if you have any of the following:

Fever of 100.4 degrees or moreFatigueDiarrhea
Body AchesShortness of BreathHeadaches
ChillsLoss of Taste or SmellCough
Congestion or Runny NoseSore ThroatNausea/Vomiting/Loss of Appetite


When to Quarantine?

You should quarantine AFTER you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19 but BEFORE you get sick. A person in quarantine is required to stay home, not go to work, avoid other people, and watch for symptoms.

LengthIs testing required?Who should use this option?
14 Day QuarantineNo

People who have regular close contact with high risk individuals. This includes people who live or work in residential or congregate living facilities such as long term care or correctional facilities.*

People who had close contact with a case infected with a COVID-19 variant virus of concern (e.g. B.1.1.7 variant).**

10 Day QuarantineNoThis quarantine period is appropriate for most people who do not have contact with high risk individuals.
7 Day QuarantineYesPeople who do not have contact with high risk individuals and have a negative test collected 48 hours before quarantine is discontinued (on day 5 or later).

*The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends nursing homes use a 14-day quarantine period. During times of worker shortages, facilities may need to implement shorter or modified quarantine for critical infrastructure workers.

**While in some cases of COVID-19 shorter quarantines might be appropriate, for contacts of cases infected with COVID-19 variant viruses a full 14-day quarantine is required.

When to Isolate?

You must isolate AFTER you become sick or test positive with COVID-19. A person with COVID-19 is required to stay home, not go to work, and avoid other people, staying isolated in their own bedroom and using their own bathroom as much as possible.

LengthIs testing required?Who should use this option?
Minimum 10 Day IsolationDepends

People who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Isolation starts after the first day of symptoms or the date of a positive test if you do not have symptoms. 

A person in isolation is required to stay home, not go to work, and avoid other people. Staying isolated in their own bedroom and using their own bathroom as much as possible is the safest way to isolate. 

Isolation ends 10 days after symptoms start, AND after 24 hours of no fever, AND after improving symptoms.

What happens if I test positive?

If you have mild symptoms, follow the instructions on how to isolate.  If you think you need medical advice, consider a telehealth visit or nurseline advice before seeking in-person care. Medical professionals can help you decide what medications to use to treat your symptoms. 

You will also receive a call from staff at Broomfield Public Health to check on your health and to do contact tracing. They will ask questions about who you have been in contact with and where you spent time. They will also help you identify any barriers you may have to stay at home during the isolation period. 

If you live with other people, public health will provide education on how you can keep them from getting sick as well.  Some key items to remember:

  • Avoid other people in your house as much as possible
    • Sleep in a separate bedroom 
    • Use a separate bathroom 
    • Remain in a separate part of the house away from others
  • Wear a mask inside if you must be in the same room as another person
  • Avoid sharing meals and kitchen equipment (including plates, utensils, and drinking glasses)

Please know that Broomfield Public Health will:

  • Never ask for payment of any kind
  • Never ask for a social security number
  • Never ask for proof of residency
  • Never require testing without discussing the individual's exposures first