Prevention, Testing and Treatment
FREE drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Broomfield
If individuals do not have symptoms but are interested in COVID-19 testing, visit alternative Testing Sites.
COVID-19 Symptom Chart
COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Chart
When is this used:
BEFORE a person become sick
AFTER a person becomes sick or tests positive
Who this applies to:
People who are currently well but are a close contact* of someone who has COVID
People who have symptoms of COVID, or have tested positive for COVID
after the last date of exposure to the person with COVID (restart in Isolation category if develop symptoms)
Minimum 10 days
after the first day of symptoms or
the date of test if asymptomatic
A person is required to stay home, not go to work or school, avoid other people, and watch for symptoms.
A person with COVID is required to stay home, not go to work or school, and avoid other people - stay isolated in own bedroom, use own bathroom and wear mask inside.
How to release:
14 days after exposure
AND no symptoms have started
**Negative Testing does NOT change this. It must be a full 14 days.
10 days after symptoms start
AND at least 24 hours of no fever
AND improving symptoms
*Close contact occurs when a person has spent more than 15 mins within 6 ft of someone who has COVID. Effective 7/1/2020 per CDC.
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