CORONAVIRUS

Utah Expanding Free, Rapid Antigen Testing Across State

Jan 4, 2021, 10:05 AM | Updated: 10:06 am
FILE (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health is expanding free, rapid antigent testing across the state, authorities said.

According to a statement from UDOH, the testing clinics will be available at areas where are high positivity rates, lower numbers of tests conducted, and untreated wastewater sampling, among other surveillance data.

Anyone can get tested at one of the clinics, officials said, even if no symptoms are present.

“The goal of these testing clinics is 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,” according to UDOH. “Identifying these individuals will help slow the spread of infection in the community.”

Officials noted that the rapid antigen tests are less sensitive than the PCR tests. The PCR tests are better at detecting the virus – especially when a person has a small amount of the vir8s 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,” according to UDOH.

Testing locations for week ending Jan. 9

Beaver County

  • Beaver High School, 195 E Center St, Beaver, Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Register here.

Cache County

  • Hyrum Senior Center, 695 E Main St, Hyrum, Monday, – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

Carbon County

  • Walmart, 255 S Hwy 55, Price, Monday,  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. Register here.

Davis County

  • Freeport Center, Clearfield, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to noon (both days) Register here.
  • Woods Cross High School, 600 W 2200 S, Woods Cross, Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here.

Duchesne County

  • Union High School, 850 E Lagoon St, Roosevelt, Friday, 1/8 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 – 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

Emery County

  • Southeast Utah Health Department, 25 W Main St, Castle Dale, Wednesday, 1/6 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, 1/7 – 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

Grand County

  • Southeast Utah Health Department, 575 S Kane Creek, Moab, Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. Register here.

Juab County

  • Juab High School, 802 N 650 E, Nephi, Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Register here.

Salt Lake County

  • Maverik Center, Lot D, 2050 W 3100 S, West Valley City, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register here.
  • Utah State Fair Park (building #51), 155 N 1000 W, Salt Lake City, Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Register here.
  • Murray City School District Office Building #1, 5102 S. Commerce Drive Murray, Tuesday and Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (both days) Register here.
  • Glendale Middle School Gym, 1430 W Andrew Ave, Salt Lake City, Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here.
  • Corner Canyon High School, 12943 S 700 E, Draper, Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here.

San Juan County

  • San Juan County Building, 117 S Main St, Monticello, Wednesday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday noon to 7 p.m. Register here.
  • San Juan County Health Department, 735 S 200 W #2, Blanding, Friday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday noon to 7 p.m. Register here.

Sanpete County

  • North Sanpete Learning Center, 390 E 700 S, Mt Pleasant, Thursday and Friday, – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.

Tooele County

  • Stansbury Park High School, 5300 Aberdeen Ln, Stansbury Park, Tuesday and Wednesday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.

Utah County

  • Spanish Fork High School, 99 N 300 W, Spanish Fork, Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (both days) Register here.
  • Vista Heights Middle School, 484 Pony Express Parkway, Saratoga Springs, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
  • Lehi Junior High, 700 E Cedar Hollow Road, Lehi, Wednesday and Thursday  3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
  • Oak Canyon Junior High, 111 S 725 E, Lindon, Wednesday and Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.

Wasatch County

  • Wasatch County Events Center, 415 Southfield Road, Heber City, Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. Register here.

Weber County

  • Ogden School District, Building 8, 1950 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, Monday and Tuesday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
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Utah Expanding Free, Rapid Antigen Testing Across State