Colorado's first drive-up coronavirus testing facility opens, free of charge

The drive-up facility, located at 8100 E. Lowry Blvd. in Denver, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and next week’s schedule will be posted on the state’s website once the schedule is decided.

Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday that the facility would be opening so the state can try to test more people for the virus and said the state hoped to open more facilities soon, including one in the High Country to test people in Colorado’s mountain towns.

Around 11 a.m., there were several dozen cars in line at the facility and it was taking vehicles about 20 minutes to go from the back of the line until when the test was finished.