The Sentinel: COVID-19 testing site for Aurora, Cherry Creek schools employees now open

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"A testing site for employees in school districts across the metro area, including Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District, opened Tuesday.

COVIDCheck Colorado, a program of the Gary Community Investments foundation, opened five testing sites for teachers and staff in eight school districts, according to a news release from the foundation. Hinkley High School in Aurora and Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village are two of the testing sites.

Mike Johnston, CEO of Gary Community Investments, said the foundation chose to focus on offering testing to schools because it believes that getting schools back in session is crucial for low-income children and their families. The foundation reached out to local health departments, which passed along the information to school districts, and Aurora Public Schools became the first district to partner with the foundation.

Employees from any of the participating districts can get tested at any of the locations. The tests will be free to employees, with the $10 per test cost being covered by the school district, Aurora Public Schools spokesperson Corey Christiansen said."