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Weather forces some COVID testing/vaccination sites to close

FILE Salt Lake County mobile testers gather information from people as they wait in long lines to get tested for COVID-19 at the county’s testing site in the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Photo: Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Winter weather has forced several vaccination and rapid testing sites across the Wasatch Front to close.

 

Testing sites

The Utah Department of Health says the rapid COVID testing sites at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake and at the Freeport Center in Clearfield will be closed on Wednesday because of the weather.

The testing site at the Cannon Health Building in Salt Lake City won’t open until 11. The site in Richfield opens at nine.

Vaccination sites

The winter weather has also caused the Salt Lake County Health Department to reschedule all COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Wednesday due to the winter weather. The agency says appointments at the Mountain America Expo Center, Maverik Center Overflow Parking Lot and Salt Palace will be moved to this Sunday, February 21st at the same time and location.

Nicolas Rupp, a spokesman for Department, said emails and texts were sent to everyone who had an appointment scheduled for today.


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronaviruses transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is 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.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • 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.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

 

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