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State, Private Partnership Aims To 'Crush The Curve' Of COVID-19

Today, Governor Gary Herbert announced “a first-of-its-kind partnership” between the state and the Silicone Slopes Serves initiative to more than double Utah’s testing capacity in efforts to “crush the curve.” According to Herbert, the goal of the three-phase plan between healthcare professionals and the technological sector is a way to “keep citizens safe, informed and help us all get us back to a normal way of life as quickly and safely as possible.”

The partnership also created the #TestUtahChallenge which aims to trace and slow the spread of the coronavirus through encouraging citizens to complete an online health assessment survey. The governor urges all citizens to complete the assessment, regardless of symptoms, to increase the state’s efficiency in treatment and reducing transmission.