By Audra Streetman

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado set a new record on Thursday for daily COVID-19 tests. More than 57,000 people received a test on Thursday, surpassing the record set on Wednesday of more than 55,000 tests.

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In order to increase access to testing, the state is opening two free community testing sites in Douglas and Jefferson counties.

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The sites will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

  • Canvas Credit Union- 10000 Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree
    • Opens Nov. 21
  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds– 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd. Golden
    • Opens Nov. 22

There are no identification or insurance requirements, and the tests are free. The state has a list of more than 50 free community testing sites across Colorado, as well as dozens of locations offered by private providers.

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CDPHE is also supporting mobile test sites, including a van that will service the mountain communities in and neighboring Jefferson County. People needing a test are asked to pre-register at for the following locations:

Health officials say anyone who gets a test because of symptoms or possible exposure to someone with the virus should wait in isolation/quarantine for test results. Experts say people who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine for a full 14 days, even if their test comes back negative.

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