Utah: UDOH New Sites Added to the State’s Free COVID-19 Testing

Utah: UDOH New Sites Added to the State’s Free COVID-19 Testing

SALT LAKE CITY  UT (STL.News) The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is offering free rapid antigen testing at many locations throughout the state of Utah. Sites are chosen based on high positivity rates, fewer tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data.  Some locations will be drive-through while others will be conducted in buildings.  We encourage everyone to continue to wear masks and social distance while waiting in lines.

Anyone older than age 5 can get tested at these free testing clinics, even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19.  We also encourage anyone who might have any symptoms, even mild ones, to come and get tested. Please register online.  If you do not register online or are unable to register online, you will be able to register at the site but it will take longer for you to be tested.  Identification may be required.

These testing clinics are designed to more quickly identify people who are currently infectious with COVID-19, including those who may not even know they are infected because they don’t have symptoms.  Identifying these individuals will help slow the spread of infection in the community.

Rapid antigen tests are less sensitive than PCR tests. 

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