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Utah implementing changes at COVID-19 testing sites to decrease waits

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Jan 07, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — Due to long waits across the state, the Utah Department of Health announced changes at its COVID-19 testing sites.

Effective Saturday, the following changes will be implemented:

APPOINTMENT-ONLY SITES - The following sites will be testing-by-appointment only:

  • Cannon Health Building
  • Bountiful
  • Timpanogos Regional Hospital
  • West Jordan

ARRIVE EARLY - Must arrive at least one hour before a site's closing time to be tested. Anyone arriving after the deadline will not be allowed to enter the line.

NO EVENT/WORK TESTING - Sites will no longer provide testing for people who need a test to attend events, or for people who need regular testing for their work.

WATCH: Here's how to avoid Utah's long COVID testing lines

Sites across Utah have been plagued by long lines in which residents wait hours to get tested. While the changes could decrease the amount of time people will wait in line, officials say it's possible that waits can sometimes last up to four hours.

"We ask you to be patient and respectful of one another and our staff," the UDOH release asked.