At Home COVID-19 Tests Coming Soon for Colorado Restaurant Workers
This is big news that was released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding at-home testing soon to be available for restaurant workers as they're already offered to teachers, school administrators, early childhood educators, and other staff members that work with students in Colorado. The details were released by KREX, regarding the Binax At-home rapid testing program which will allow individuals to order free testing kits to their home so they can test themselves for COVID-19.
Having healthy food service workers as well as children educators and facility members is vital to getting Colorado back to what we would all describe as "normal". We all want to see restaurants open again at 100% capacity and these tests are to help make sure that employees remain healthy and if they do show symptoms they can be tested immediately.
How Do Food Service Workers Sign Up for the Program?
It's actually really simple, to start just fill out this Google Docs form which will ask you to verify your employer and their email address. Once you get approved you will receive an email from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment detailing how to order your own kit for free. You can expect these packages to be delivered by Amazon.
What Do You Do When You Recieve the Testing Kit?
You will need to schedule a telehealth appointment for instructions on how to properly fulfill all testing requirements via the NAVICA app. Each kit supplies six tests, which can be used every five days.
If you want to know more about the free testing kits available for food service workers in Colorado click here.