SALT LAKE CITY — Some COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Thanksgiving. This is so some healthcare workers can be home with their families for the holiday.
Charla Haley with the Utah Department Of Health says three test sites and private test centers are closed for the holiday.
COVID-19 testing site closures
The U regularly closes its test sites for holidays to give its staff time to rest and recover with their loved ones.
All Intermountain Medical Centers will be closed for Thanksgiving Day to give staff time to be with their families.
The current COVID-19 testing tents will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, before resuming normal operations. They are open Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
- Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
- If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
- Get a flu shot.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707