Utah COVID-19 Task Force Recommends Hospitals Establish Designated Sites To Screen Coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020

The Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force is recommending Utah hospitals and healthcare systems establish designated sites to screen for novel Coronavirus infections, including screening options for residents living in rural Utah.The task force, led by Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, made the recommendations Tuesday after consulting with Utah Department of Health and Utah hospital systems experts. The group is calling for pre-screening locations to be established outside of usual hospital points of entry and could include tents, alternative entry points, or even the screening of patients while still in their vehicles. 

The task force also discussed introducing testing mechanisms to monitor for community spread, as well as guidance for Utah’s public schools and systems of higher education.