DENVER (KDVR) — Part of President Biden’s new COVID-19 plan includes free at-home tests and options at community health centers for those who are not insured. The expanded testing measures won’t kick in until next month.
Until then, the Problem Solvers found that the current testing landscape in Denver is a complicated one.
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“In the beginning, when COVID-19 first started kicking in, they had a lot of these stations [where] you could just go up to and automatically get a test done … apparently now you have to get an appointment,” said Samantha Hudson who was attempting to be tested outside Denver’s Union Station on Thursday. “It is a little stressful.”
Hudson, whose husband had a possible exposure, spent Thursday on the move searching for her best option.
“We’re going to go to Walmart and pay 20-something dollars for a COVID test,” she said referring to an at-home testing kit
A simple Google search often leads to confusion over testing locations that were open but have now closed. Others have found big brand names like Walgreens and CVS suffering from limited scheduling times, depending on location.
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“It’s kind of all over the place,” said Garrett Bishop who was tested Thursday outside Union Station. “I even googled, ‘Union Station COVID check,’ knowing that this was here, and it was just…