3/25/2020 Updated Visitor Policy

Effective 3/26/2020

Following guidelines from the CDC and Utah Department of Health, University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is taking aggressive and proactive measures in our hospitals, clinics, and community health centers to better protect patients, visitors, providers, and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

Read the Updated Visitor Policy

3/23/20 Expanded COVID-19 Testing

University of Utah Health and ARUP announced expanded COVID-19 testing. This expanded community testing is based on ARUP Laboratories’ commitment that as of today, it has sufficient supplies and capacity to perform 1,500 COVID-19 tests daily. ARUP continues to add instrumentation and anticipates having capacity to perform more than 3,000 COVID-19 tests a day as long as it has sufficient supplies.

The expanded testing capability will be delivered at U of U Health’s in-car testing sites located at Sugar House, South Jordan, Farmington and Redwood, and beginning later this week, Park City. This testing capability allows U of U Health to evaluate more individuals with symptoms. Individuals will now have access to this testing regardless of travel or contact history with a diagnosed COVID-19 patient.

Read more about expanded community testing

3/20/20 In-Car Testing

U of U Health is able to test patients at our in-car testing sites. To be tested, you must exhibit these symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath

U of U Health is still asking patients to call the COVID-19 hotline in advance to set an appointment for testing at 801-587-7012 or 844-745-9325 if possible.

Learn more about drive-up COVID-19 evaluations

3/16/20 Updated Visitor Policy and Postponed Appointments

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 the following visitor policy will be in place until further notice at all U of U Health clinical facilities:

  • Visitors who are sick are asked to NOT visit.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 are asked to NOT visit.
  • No visitors or companions will be allowed for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19.
  • Patients are only allowed one (1) visitor or companion at a time

Note: This is at the discretion of clinical teams and visitors may be restricted completely depending on circumstances, or as circumstances change.

Visitors or companions must wash their hands or use alcohol sanitizer before entering and after leaving any U of U Health facility, any patient room and any exam room.

Postponing Non-Emergency Surgical Procedures

At this time U of U Health is postponing any elective surgical procedures at our health centers and hospitals.

We will continue to do:

  • emergency,
  • urgent, and
  • time-sensitive elective surgery.

We are also postponing all other scheduled elective surgeries. We will reschedule these and contact you as soon as we are able.

Rescheduling Non-Essential Appointments

We have also started rescheduling many non-essential appointments. These include any appointments scheduled over the next six weeks at all hospitals and community health centers. We will let you know more details as we are able.

Read the announcement.

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