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Multiple COVID-19 testing sites closing as state prepares for ‘long term, sustainable’ response

Feb 18, 2022, 11:35 AM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 3:13 pm
FILE: Medical workers test people for COVID-19 outside of the Draper Senior Center in Draper on Tue...
FILE: Medical workers test people for COVID-19 outside of the Draper Senior Center in Draper on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Department of Health announced multiple COVID-19 testing sites would be closing as steps are taken to transition to a more long-term response to the pandemic.

The following testing locations will be closing:

  • University of Utah – tailgate lot (final day for testing is February 18)
  • Utah Valley University – (final day for testing is February 18)
  • West Valley – Maverik Center (final day for testing is February 18)
  • Hyrum – Hyrum Senior Center (final day for testing is February 18)
  • Provo – BYU football stadium (final day for testing is February 20)
  • Bluffdale – Bluffdale City Park (closed, final day for testing was February 15)
  • Layton – Ellison Park (closed, final day for testing was February 14)

According to a release from the Utah Department of Health, “These closures are the first of several that will occur over the next six weeks as the UDOH transitions COVID-19 testing away from mass community sites to a model where most testing is conducted by health care providers, private testing providers, or home testing.”

“We’ve closely monitored testing demand throughout the pandemic, and especially over the past several weeks. Many locations that used to test thousands of people a day are now testing fewer than 100,” said Nate Checketts, executive director of the Utah Department of Health. “We have worked to ensure other testing options are available in the vicinity of each site we are closing. Additionally, contracts with testing partners will remain in place, which provides us with the ability to re-open sites if the situation warrants.”

In June 2022 Nomi Health opened several mobile testing sites across Utah.several mobile testing sites across Utah

The healthcare company also opened a test-to-travel location.

Here is the list of the new COVID-19 testing locations.

  • Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way Sandy UT 84092 (SE Corner), Mon-Sat, 9-6 pm (testing)
  • Ogden Regional Medical Center, 5475 S 500 E Ogden UT 84405 (SW Parking Lot), Mon – Sat, 9-6pm (testing)
  • West Valley City – Centennial Park, 5405 W 3100 S West Valley City UT 84119 (SW Parking lot), Mon-Fri, 9-6pm, Sat 11-7pm (testing), Th-Fri 9-6pm, Sat 11-7pm (vaccine)
  • Provo Towne Centre Mall, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd. Provo UT 84601 (North parking Lot), Mon-Sat, 9-6pm (testing)
  • SLC1 West Parking Lot, 777 N 5600 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, 12-7pm (PCR, Antigen, Rapid PCR and Rapid Molecular Travel Testing for “Test to Travel” program) NOTE: Rapid Molecular Travel Testing provided at this location for $179. Results in 30 minutes for travel needs.
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Multiple COVID-19 testing sites closing as state prepares for ‘long term, sustainable’ response