More opportunities to get tested for COVID-19 will be available to Utahns beginning Monday.
The collaborative effort between the University of Utah and the University of Utah Health will bring testing to residents on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The Rice-Eccles testing site will also serve university campus needs by testing symptomatic faculty, staff, and students, according to a news release.
Each patient will be tested through self-collected saliva.
The testing site will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing at Rice-Eccles Stadium, located on the south side of the stadium at 500 South. Here's how to schedule an appointment:
- A current patient can schedule an appointment through MyChart or the MyChart app.
- A patient who does not have MyChart can schedule an appointment online.
- Patients can call U of U Health’s coronavirus hotline at 801-587-0712. However, because of high volumes at the call center, patients may experience longer wait times, so the U of U Health encourages patients to schedule online whenever possible.
This comes as Utah is in the midst of a COVID-19 surge. On Sunday, the Utah Department of Health reported an additional 1,200 cases and seven new deaths, bringing the totals to 85,844 positive cases and 517 deaths since March. The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,161 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 13.9%