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Utah is offering free COVID-19 tests in 12 counties this week

Rapid antigen testing will take place at 15 sites.

(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 at 15 sites in a dozen 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 rate of positive tests, lower numbers of tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling shows the virus is spreading, and other surveillance data.

Anyone older than age 5 can be tested, even those who have no symptoms. UDOH is encouraging anyone with even mild COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

Anyone who wants to get a test should register online for a specific site 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.

Testing sites this week include:

Beaver County • Milford High School, 62 N. 300 West, Milford; Friday, noon-7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Register here.

Carbon County • Walmart, 255 S. Highway 55, Price; Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Cache County • Ridgeline High School, 180 N. 300 West, Millville; Friday, noon-7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Register here.

Duchesne County • Duchesne County Centennial Event Center, 400 W. 60 East, Duchesne; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Emery County • Stewart’s Market, 621 E. Main St., Castle Dale; Friday and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

• JWP River History Museum, 1775 E. Main St., Green River; Friday, noon-7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Register here.

• Huntington Fire Department, 360 N. Main St., Huntington; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, noon-7 p.m.

Millard County • Fillmore Family Medicine, 77 S. Highway 99, Fillmore; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

• Ace Hardware, 126 E. Main St., Delta; Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Salt Lake County • Herriman High School, 11917 S. Mustang Trail, Herriman; Wednesday and Thursday, 3 -7 p.m. Register here.

San Juan County • San Juan County Building, 117 S. Main St., Monticello — drive-through; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Sevier County • Central Utah Public Health Department, 70 Westview Drive, Richfield; Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Summit County • Park City High School, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City; Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Tooele County • Enola Gay Hangar, 10th Street, Wendover; Tuesday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Uintah County • Uintah High School, 1880 W. 500 North, Vernal; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Register here.

Test Utah will email those tested a link to a site where results can be accessed. For issues with accessing results, call 801-683-0790.

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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