Published on November 03, 2020

Parkview COVID-19 Testing Protocol Reminder


Pueblo, November 3, 2020 – As Parkview continues to care for the community through the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkview is reminding community members that Emergency Departments are not COVID-19 testing sites.  Below is a reminder of what community members should do if they feel symptomatic of COVID-19.   

Testing is encouraged for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, first responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure employees, teachers, and individuals who work in congregate settings. Test results are generally back within two days. 

Pueblo County’s free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is open Monday through Friday and every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Testing is available in the Livestock Pavilion at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Enter the site through Gate 4 off Mesa and Gaylord avenues. There is no limit to the number of people who can be tested per day. 

 Important Testing Information: 

  • Testing is free 
  • Testing is administered by test site staff; self-swab testing is not available 
  • Testing is encouraged for individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms 
  • Testing will be provided for anyone who feels the need to get tested for COVID-19 
  • Testing will be provided to individuals 2 years of age or older 
  • No insurance or physician referral is required 
  • Masks are required. 
  • There are resources on site for our Spanish-speaking population 
  • Pre-registration is recommended but not required 
  • Registration link can be found here: 

Testing is drive-thru only, and individuals being tested must be in an enclosed vehicle wearing a mask. No bicycles, motorcycles or walk-ups are allowed. The site is open to neighboring counties. 

Emergency symptoms that need immediate medical attention include difficulty breathing or severe shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest and/or confusion.  If individuals experience severe symptoms, they should seek medical care immediately.  

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.