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5 people test positive for COVID-19 at Road Home Midvale Center, prompting precautionary facility-wide testing

Posted at 4:36 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 11:29:54-04

All visitors at the Midvale Family Resource Center are being tested for COVID-19 after tests confirmed five positive cases at the shelter.

According to Chloe Morroni, communications director for Salt Lake County, the five people who tested positive are from two separate families and all the family members have been relocated to special quarantine and isolation facilities.

The facilities are similar to the ones where men from the Men’s Resource Center were relocated to after being exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 back in April.

A major testing initiative has taken place at the Midvale Center and results are estimated to come on Friday, May 8. The shelter will act accordingly to whether there is a large or small spread.

As of now, the Midvale Resource Center is not accepting new families into the shelter. Morroni wanted to make it clear that no family will be turned away, those seeking shelter will be placed in motels.

Anyone who is currently at the shelter is required to be tested or have documentation from a physician that they have tested negative.