TestUtah.com flies out of the gate, surpasses 50K assessments and draws national attention

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LEHI — A multi-pronged effort launched last week to elevate the volume of COVID-19 testing in Utah has flown out of the gate.

The TestUtah.com program has, since debuting last Thursday afternoon, performed over 50,000 individual online assessments of Utah residents for potential COVID-19, referred over 2,600 respondents for testing, helped coordinate testing of over 1,500 of those people, and returned nearly 800 completed tests.

The effort, led by Utah tech advocacy group Silicon Slopes in partnership with the Utah Health Department, the state’s COVID-19 Task Force and Utah health care providers, has worked to fast-track COVID-19 assessments and testing with the mantra that the faster the state can assess and test everyone who needs it, the faster Utah can move to the recovery phase of the pandemic.

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