(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is offering free rapid antigen testing at many locations throughout the state. Sites are chosen each week based on high positivity rates, fewer tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data. Some locations will be drive-through and others will be conducted in buildings. Everyone is encouraged to wear masks and social distance while waiting in lines.
If you were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 while they were infectious, you should quarantine and get tested. Wait 7 days after the time you were around the infected person to come and get tested. This lets enough of the virus build up in your body to be detected by the tests.
Please register online. If you do not register online or can’t 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. This means PCR tests are better than antigen tests at detecting the virus, particularly when a person has small amounts of virus in their body. If an individual has symptoms and tests negative on the rapid antigen test or an individual doesn’t have symptoms and tests positive on the rapid antigen test, they will be referred for a follow up, confirmation PCR test.
Locations selected for testing this week include:
Box Elder County:
· Hyrum Senior Center, 695 E Main St, Hyrum (drive-through), Monday, 2/15 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, 2/16 – 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.
· Duchesne Justice Court, 21554 W 9000 S, Duchesne (drive-through), Thursday, 2/18 – 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here.
Salt Lake County:
· Park City High School, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City (drive-through), Monday, 2/15 and Tuesday 2/16 – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
· Wasatch County Events Complex, 415 Southfield Road, Heber City (drive-through), Wednesday, 2/17 – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.
Results of tests from TestUtah sites will be emailed with a link to the patient portal where results can be accessed. For issues with accessing TestUtah results, please call (801) 683-0790.
UDOH/National Guard mobile test team sites:
· Utah State University, Logan (East Stadium lot of USU’s Maverik Stadium – accessible from 1000 N and E Stadium Dr), Saturday, 2/20 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here.
· 5-C Freeport West (From Antelope Drive, enter at 300 W and continue to C Street) Clearfield, Wednesday, 2/17 and Friday, 2/19 – 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (both days) Saturday, 2/20 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here.
· Woods Cross High School, 600 W 2200 S, Woods Cross (inside in the theater – use the main entrance and follow the signs), Friday, 2/19 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 2/20 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here.
· Davis Technical College, 550 E 300 S, (from Main St. turn toward campus onto 550 S and look for the COVID Testing Signs. Turn right on 600 E and left on Simmons Way. Park on Simmons Way), Kaysville, Tuesday, 2/16 and Thursday, 2/18 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.
Salt Lake County:
· Cannon Health Building, 288 N 1460 W, Salt Lake City, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register here. (Will be open as scheduled on President’s Day, Monday 2/15)
· Utah State Fair Park (building #51), 155 N 1000 W (Enter through the northwest corner at 300 N and 1200 W), Salt Lake City, Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Register here. (Will be open as scheduled on President’s Day, Monday 2/15)
· Joel P. Jensen Middle School, 8105 S 3200 W, West Jordan, Tuesday, 2/16 and Wednesday, 2/17 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
· Corner Canyon High School, 12943 S 700 E, in front of the Commons area, Draper, Tuesday, 2/16 and Wednesday, 2/17 – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
· Grandview Learning Center, 1591 Jordan Avenue, Provo, Thursday, 2/18 – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 2/19 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register here.
· Utah Valley University, UVU L10 parking lot: northeast corner of 800 S and 1200 W by the athletic field (drive-through), Tuesday, 2/16 and Wednesday, 2/17 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (both days) and Saturday, 2/20 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here.
· Nebo School District Advanced Learning Center, 161 E 400 N, Salem, Friday, 2/19 – 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register here.
· La Verkin Fire Department, 300 N Main Street, Laverkin (drive-through), Tuesday, 2/16 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register here.
Test results from these locations will be emailed to you in an encrypted file from CV19result@utah.gov 30 minutes to several hours after your test is done. If the testing location is extremely busy, it may take a while to process your results. If you don’t see an email in your inbox, look in spam or junk mail. Or try to open the email on a non-app browser (chrome, firefox, etc.) and on a computer or non-phone device. If you have trouble opening the email or it doesn’t come within a few hours, call (385) 273-7878 for assistance.
The following location is offered through the Salt Lake County Health Department. Rapid antigen testing is limited to individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. Exposed and asymptomatic individuals will be offered a swab PCR test that will provide results within 2-3 days.
Salt Lake County:
· Maverik Center, Lot D, 2050 W 3100 S (the corner of 3100 South and Decker Lake Drive) West Valley City, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register here. (This testing is sponsored by the Salt Lake County Health Department. Visit SaltLakeHealth.org, or call 385-468-4082 for more information.)
For other testing locations visit: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/covid-testing-locations-list.