TestUtah will be providing free Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests in Heber City. The drive-through tests will be available on January 11 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and January 12 from noon to 7:00 pm. The testing center is located at the Wasatch County Events Center. The Antigen tests can be completely processed in only 15-20 minutes.
These tests will be provided free to anyone, regardless of symptoms or insurance. Anyone interested in participating in the free testing should go online to www.testutah.com. Participants are asked a short series of questions regarding possible symptoms and exposure. They will then be able to register for a test.
The TestUtah initiative is sponsored through Silicon Slopes, in partnership with the State of Utah and private corporations. The goal of the initiative is to “dramatically increase the rate of COVID-19 testing” by providing free tests to all Utahns. All testing and equipment is provided by the State of Utah. However, many of the staff members are working as volunteers. In addition to Silicon Slopes, several other companies have also contributed, including Qualtrics, Domo, and ATL Technology.
Wasatch County School District is encouraging members of the community to take advantage of the free testing. A recent post on the District’s Facebook page read, “As we wind down from the holiday break, we hope this free testing opportunity will help quickly identify new cases and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.” Free testing is always available to students at a site on the West Campus near Wasatch High School.
According to TestUtah, “Widespread testing is a proven, effective way to combat the spread of COVID-19.” Testing across Utah enables greater tracking and containment of the virus. This will “help stem the spread of COVID-19, to get us back to normal as quickly as possible.”