TestUtah continues expansion by opening new site in Kearns
Salt Lake City— Nomi Health, the State of Utah’s operating partner in the coronavirus testing program TestUtah, announced the latest figures demonstrating the program’s success as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state. In addition, due to the success of the testing program, TestUtah is announcing a new site in Kearns Oquirrh Park to provide testing access to high-risk and underserved communities.
To date, Nomi Health has processed and completed more than one million assessments across Utah, Iowa, and Nebraska. The no-cost testing accounts for approximately three percent of all testing completed nationwide and continues to be a critical program in the three states. In Nebraska and Iowa, testing for the last seven days has accounted for over half of the states’ COVID-19 testing. Testing in all three states is conducted with FDA-authorized tests and assessed at CLIA-certified labs. All patient data is 100 percent protected by HIPAA guidelines and is not used for commercial purposes.
In Utah, Nomi Health has handled 20 percent of the state-wide testing, and because of increased testing from the National Guard, on June 22, TestUtah processed more than half of all state tests in a single day. As communities in Utah see spikes in cases, Nomi Health is committed to working with the State as it expands its testing program to new locations.
Said Nomi Health Chief Operating Officer Josh Walker, “Through June 22, TestUtah has conducted 147,725 online assessments to determine Utahan’s risk for COVID-19, collected 39,765 tests at the program’s sites, and provided state leaders with critical and real-time insight into how the virus is affecting our communities.
We are proud to continue supporting our home state in getting Utahns back on their feet. The current infection rate among Hispanic and Latino communities is growing at an alarming rate, and we need to provide access to communities most in need by opening new testing sites nearby.
Utah continues to rely heavily on us to increase efficiency with its testing program, securely processing tests, and saving the State money. We applaud the State and Governor Gary Herbert for continuing to move quickly in this unprecedented time.”
For more information about COVID-19 testing in Utah, visit: TestUtah.com.