The Thornton Fire Department is excited to be part of the vaccination efforts to help put an end to the pandemic.  With this new focus, we will be putting a pause on our testing efforts and encourage you to visit nearby locations for a COVID-19 test.  

The CDC recommends that anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Testing is still important as one of the key preventive measures we all continue to do to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have been exposed to someone who is sick or you are not feeling well yourself, get tested. Find free COVID-19 testing sites at

Information for After You Get Tested 

Download the Tri-County Department flyer, in English and Spanish, with details about isolating yourself from others while you are sick, taking care of yourself, getting vaccinated, and community support and resources available to people with COVID-19..

COVID-19 Testing at Home

Colorado is distributing free rapid COVID-19 over the counter (OTC) self tests directly to people’s homes. The program uses Abbott BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen tests that show results within 15 minutes.

This program has been specifically designed to provide parents, guardians, and caregivers some peace of mind by making it easy to test their children and help keep schools open. Click HERE for more information about the state program for free tests. 


A wide variety of additional At-Home COVID-19 tests are now available. Check with your healthcare provider and insurance company about your best option before ordering. Cost for many test kits can range from $25-$225. Learn more about At-Home COVID-19 Testing.

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