Who Should Get Tested

For patients who suspect they may have COVID-19, we are offering testing for those with the following symptoms:

  • history of fever (a temperature greater than 100° F/ 37.8° C),
  • new/worsening cough,
  • shortness of breath,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • sore throat,
  • generally feeling ill,
  • chills,
  • muscle pain/aches, or
  • decreased sense of smell or taste.

For those undergoing a procedure or for other types of appointments, they may be asked by their provider to have testing for the COVID-19 virus regardless of symptoms.

UPDATED: Testing hours updated May 28, 2020.

In-Car Testing Sites & Hours

Coronavirus Vs. Cold/Flu/Allergy Symptoms

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Protecting Yourself

 

You can protect yourself from COVID-19 the same way you protect yourself from other viruses with a few common sense practices. 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Make sure you are cleaning between your fingers and under your nails. 
  • Practice physical distancing (social distancing). Keep six feet away from others.
  • Avoid shaking hands, especially with those who appear to be ill. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible. 
  • Disinfect shared surfaces. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 

Physical Distancing

The goal of physical distancing is to help us keep from infecting others. Previously called social distancing, we call it physical distancing. We want to remain socially in touch with our families and loved ones, but keep physically distant. 

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When to Seek Medical Care

Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. If they feel you should be seen by medical personnel we request that you call ahead to the health care center where you will be going so they can take precautions and not potentially expose other patients to COVID-19. 

Treatment for this COVID-19 is like treatment for other respiratory illnesses. There is no vaccine or cure so health care professionals treat the symptoms as best they care. 

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Support Our Response

Health care professionals around the world are putting themselves on the front lines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. They face exposure to the disease, quarantine separation from their families, long hours, and stress… all to save lives.

Help us thank the brave people at University of Utah Health who are making sacrifices to protect our health and wellbeing. Learn about ways you can support our response. 

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