COVID-19 Testing at Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines provides free testing for all Mines students, faculty and staff through a partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado, a social benefit enterprise of Gary Community Investments.
The COVIDCheck Colorado test site on the Mines campus has a significant portion of its operating hours reserved exclusively for Mines students, faculty and staff with an active campus ID (CWID). COVIDCheck Colorado operates numerous other sites in the Denver Metro area that the Mines community can also access.
Regardless of testing location, Mines students, faculty and staff should use the link below to schedule a test.
COVIDCheck Colorado also offers testing for the general community, meaning family members, non-Mines roommates, etc., can access free testing as well. Please visit covidcheckcolorado.org for more information on how to get your family and friends tested.
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.