COVID-19 Testing at Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines partners with COVIDCheck Colorado, a social benefit enterprise of Gary Community Investments, to provide testing for students, faculty and staff. COVIDCheck Colorado operates a test site on the Mines campus, and numerous other sites in the Denver Metro area. The test site on the Mines campus has a significant portion of its testing hours that are accessible only to Mines students, faculty and staff.
Mines students, faculty and staff can sign up for testing at any COVIDCheck testing site via the link below. A Mines CWID is required.
COVID testing is provided to Mines students, faculty and staff at no cost to testing participants.
COVIDCheck Colorado also offers free testing to the general community through funding provided by the state of Colorado. Those without a Mines CWID (including family members, non-Mines roommates, etc) can sign up for a COVID19 test using this link: Schedule an Appointment for COVID-19 Testing
Based on current guidance from the CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to be tested again for up to 90 days, as long as they do not develop any symptoms.
Mines students, faculty and staff who receive a positive test will be contacted by Colorado School of Mines staff and be required to isolate away from campus or in a specific residence hall room should you live in a residence hall. Local county public health department, who is responsible for completing contact tracing protocols, may also contact positive cases to conduct tracing, especially beyond the Mines community.
Also, the incubation period for COVID is typically 5 to 7 days but can be as long as 14 days. If you think you have been exposed, limit your contact with other people for 14 days after your exposure. If you wish to be tested, you should wait about 7 days after the date you think you were exposed before getting tested. Even if you test negative before the full two weeks have passed, you should still limit your contact with other people for 14 days after your exposure, and monitor carefully for symptoms.