Feeling ill? Here’s where you can get a free COVID-19 test

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Free rapid antigen COVID-19 testing is, again, being offered by the Utah Department of Health across the state this week.

New sites are targeted each week based on high positivity rates, fewer tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data, according to a news release.

Everyone is encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing while waiting in line. Some locations may be drive-thru, while others will be conducted in buildings.

Children three and older can get tested at these free testing clinics, even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who has any symptoms, even mild ones, should come and get tested.

Anyone who has come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 while they were infectious should quarantine and get tested. Wait seven days after the time you were around the infected person to come and get tested. This lets enough of the virus build up in the body to be detected by the tests.

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