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COVID 19 testing in Utah now easier with more hours and locations

Nov 16, 2021, 3:51 PM | Updated: 3:53 pm
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FILE: Salt Lake County mobile testers gather information from people as they wait in long lines to get tested for COVID-19 at the county’s testing site in the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Photo: Deseret News)
(Photo: Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has added more hours, locations, and COVID-19 testing options all across the state. And no appointment is needed either.  Perhaps best of all, tests offered by UDOH are free.

The tests include rapid tests, PCR, and mailing options for those who qualify. 

Rapid testing results are available within 15-60 minutes.  And regular test results are available within 24-48 hours. 


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UDOH and Fulgent genetics are offering mail-based, at-home testing for Utahns in rural areas or who are unable to access a community testing site. To see if you qualify for an at-home test, register here. 

Also, UDOH has partnered with NOMI Health (TestUtah) to offer two dedicated locations for COVID-19 travel testing. As a result, two locations in Salt Lake City and St. George will provide specific lines for travelers which will be open Monday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information on travel testing, visit the link here.

Not all travel testing sites will have the same tests, so plan accordingly. 

To find a testing location near you, and for more information, visit the link here.


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water. And do so for at least 20 seconds.
  • Also, don’t touch your face.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

 

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