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COVID-19: Moving Forward

Since March of 2020, our mountain communities endured the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the high vaccination rates and decrease in positive COVID tests, Vail Health is transitioning to the endemic phase thanks to the cooperation amongst various governments and organizations. COVID-19 is here to stay, much like the flu, and Vail Health is prepared if a new variant emerges. 

MASK REQUIREMENTS
Vail Health does not require patients, visitors or staff to wear masks within our facilities and clinic locations. Masks are REQUIRED at Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards and Dillon. Individuals are encouraged to wear masks as they see appropriate within their own comfort level, including:
  • You have any respiratory symptoms.
  • You have been recently exposed to a respiratory illness.
  • You are not up-to-date on recommended vaccinations. 
  • You are immunocompromised.    
Please communicate any respiratory protection needs to staff.

Vaccine & Testing Information

Please visit the Eagle County, Summit County and the state of Colorado websites for COVID-19 vaccine and testing information:

At-Home Testing Information

Local public health recommends that you use an at-home test kit whenever possible. Home test kit results are reliable, accurate, and provide results within 15-30 minutes. Testing at home also prevents unnecessary exposure to potentially sick patients in healthcare and other public settings.
 
  • FREE COVID At-Home Test: The state of Colorado is distributing free Abbott BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen tests that show results within 15 minutes. Additional information about the program can be found below. 
    ORDER FREE COVID TEST >
     
  • Purchase At-Home Tests: If you need a COVID-19 at-home test now, at-home test kits are also available for purchase online and from many local retail stores — such as City Market, Walmart and Walgreens. Call retail establishments in advance to determine if test kits are currently in stock. 
 

How Colorado’s Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Program Works

  1. Apply to order tests using the Individual Enrollment Form. 
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from CDPHE (this could take several hours), which includes a link to order a test kit, free of charge, directly to your home (shipping could take up to 2 weeks).
  3. When you are ready to test, follow the instructions included in the test kit.
  4. Once you have your test results, please follow these instructions on interpreting and reporting your results.