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UDOH announces changes at COVID-19 testing sites

A person in disposable protective clothing holds a swab for a PCR test.
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The Utah Department of Health announced changes to COVID-19 testing sites Friday. Effective Saturday, the Cannon Health Building, Bountiful, Timpanogos Regional Hospital and West Jordan testing sites will be by appointment only. At all sites, you must arrive at least an hour early to get tested. No tests will be given after the deadline. Testing sites will also not be giving tests to people who need them to attend an event or for regular work testing.

These changes have been made in an effort to combat the long lines that plague testing sites. UDOH officials said even with these changes, line wait times could still be up to four hours long. Officials ask for continued patience with staff as they work to administer tests.

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.