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Health officials offering free rapid COVID-19 testing across the state

Utahns can be tested at 24 sites in 15 counties.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cassidy Murphy tests for Covid-19 at Intermountain Healthcare Cottonwood InstaCare, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available this week in 15 counties across Utah.
According to the Utah Department of Health, the free rapid antigen testing is being offered at locations chosen because they have a high rates of positive tests, have had lower numbers of tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling shows the virus is spreading, and other surveillance data.
UDOH is encouraging anyone with even mild COVID-19 symptoms to get tested, but the tests are available to everyone — even those who do not have any symptoms.
Anyone who wants to get a test at one of the two dozen locations should register online to cut down on delays. However, those who are unable to register online will be able to register at the site, according to the UDOH. Identification may be required.
The testing locations are:
Beaver County • Beaver High School, 195 E. Center St., Beaver; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Cache County • Hyrum Senior Center, 695 E. Main St., Hyrum; Monday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Carbon County • Walmart, 255 S. Highway 55, Price; Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Davis County • Freeport Center, Clearfield; Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m-noon). Register here.
• Woods Cross High School, 600 W. 2200 South, Woods Cross; Friday, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register here.
Duchesne County • Union High School, 850 E. Lagoon St., Roosevelt; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Emery County • Southeast Utah Health Department, 25 W. Main St., Castle Dale; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, noon- 7 p.m. Register here.
Grand County • Southeast Utah Health Department, 575 S. Kane Creek, Moab; Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Juab County • Juab High School, 802 N. 650 East, Nephi; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Salt Lake County • Maverik Center, Lot D, 2050 W. 3100 South, West Valley City; Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Register here.

• Utah State Fair Park (Building 51), 155 N. 1000 West, 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.-6 p.m. Register here.
• Glendale Middle School gym, 1430 W. Andrew Ave., Salt Lake City; Friday, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register here.
• Corner Canyon High School, 12943 S. 700 East, Draper; Friday, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register here.
San Juan County • San Juan County Building, 117 S. Main St., Monticello; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
• San Juan County Health Department, 735 S. 200 West #2, Blanding; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Sanpete County • North Sanpete Learning Center, 390 E. 700 South, Mt. Pleasant; Thursday and Friday, 3-7 p.m. Register here.
Tooele County • Stansbury Park High School, 5300 Aberdeen Lane, Stansbury Park; Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. (both days) Register here.
Utah County • Spanish Fork High School, 99 N. 300 West, Spanish Fork; Wednesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m. Register here.
• Vista Heights Middle School, 484 Pony Express Parkway, Saratoga Springs; Wednesday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Register here.
• Lehi Junior High, 700 E. Cedar Hollow Road, Lehi; Wednesday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Register here.
· Oak Canyon Junior High, 111 S. 725 East, Lindon; Wednesday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Register here.
Wasatch County • Wasatch County Events Center, 415 Southfield Road, Heber City; Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.
Weber County • Ogden School District, Building 8, 1950 Monroe Blvd. Ogden; Monday and Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Register here.
According to a UDOH spokesman, the funding for the free testing comes from the CARES Act. The hope is that the rapid antigen tests — which are less sensitive than PCR tests — will more quickly identify people who are now infectious and help slow the spread of the virus.
Those who test positive on the rapid antigen test — as well as those who test negative but have symptoms — will be referred for a follow-up, confirmation PCR test.
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