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The Safe Together, Strong Together team has concluded the safest path moving forward includes performing baseline viral testing for all members of the campus community. This strategy necessitates that every member of the CMU community (students, faculty and staff) will be tested for COVID-19 3-7 days prior to returning to campus this fall. Failure to complete testing prior to return to campus will affect one's ability to attend class and move on to campus.

There are three testing options: Grand Junction testing, Colorado Front Range testing and at home mail-in test kits. Each student, faculty and staff member will receive a notification from our testing partner PrimaryBio with a link to sign up for the COVID-19 test using 700 number. Please review the testing options below to understand which of these test sites is the best option for you.

All students, faculty and staff are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to physically returning to campus. While waiting for your results, please do your best to isolate. If you have questions about timing, please contact or

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to take all of the necessary precautions for returning safely to campus.

Testing Options

For students residing in Colorado testing options are determined by county of residence. All out-of-state students will have the option of at-home testing.

COVID Testing Site Map for Colorado
  • Grand Junction testing- Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin and Summit Counties
  • Front Range (Fort Collins region) - Jackson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan and Weld counties
  • Front Range (Denver region) - Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Lincoln and Park counties
  • Front Range (Colorado Springs region) - Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Otero, Pueblo and Teller counties
  • At-home testing - all other Colorado counties and out of state.

Not sure when to test?

Review the chart below to see when you should test based on when you'll be returning to campus.

When should I test?

More questions?

Visit our COVID-19 Testing FAQs page.

Testing partner

Colorado Mesa University has partnered with COVIDCheck Colorado, a social benefit enterprise created by Gary Community Investments (GCI) to help Coloradans navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and safely get back to school, work and daily life. COVID-19 Testing will be administered by PrimaryBio.

Testing Partners