Utah now offers email-based COVID-19 testing – Community News

Utah now offers email-based COVID-19 testing

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) announced Tuesday that it is offering a new form of COVID-19 testing through the mail for people living in rural areas or otherwise unable to reach a testing site.

People can register online and check the qualification for the free email-based PCR test.

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The health department says it takes about four days to receive the test results after registration. This includes the time it takes to receive the test in the mail, take a sample at home, and return it to Fulgent Genetics.

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The health department says the test will be shipped by FedEx and must be returned by FedEx. Test results from the post-based PCR tests are reported to the Utah Department of Health.

The UDOH also announced a partnership with NOMI Health (TestUtah) to provide two designated lanes for travel testing in Salt Lake City and St. George.

The test locations are open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Non-traveler testing is still available at both locations to all other members of the public.

Not all travel destinations accept the types of tests offered at these test locations. Travelers are responsible for ensuring that they meet the testing or vaccination requirements of their travel destination.

For more information on travel testing and requirements, visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/travel/ [coronavirus.utah.gov].