COVID-19 testing continues in Woods CrossFeb 18, 2021 11:03AM ● By Tom Haraldsen
As the numbers of people affected by COVID-19 continue to drop in Utah, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will also continue to offer free rapid antigen testing at many locations throughout the state of Utah, including at Woods Cross High School. Testing for children 5 and older will be available on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woods Cross High School is located at 600 W. 2200 S., Woods Cross (inside in the theater – use the main entrance and follow the signs).
Anyone who has symptoms, even mild ones, should get tested. If you were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 while they were infectious, you 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 your body to be detected by the tests. The UDOH and National Guard mobile test team is conducting these tests.
These testing clinics are designed to more quickly identify people who are currently infectious with COVID-19, including those who may not even know they are infected because they don’t have symptoms. Identifying these individuals will help slow the spread of infection in the community.
Rapid antigen tests are less sensitive than PCR tests. This means PCR tests are better than antigen tests at detecting the virus, particularly when a person has small amounts of virus in their body. If an individual has symptoms and tests negative on the rapid antigen test or an individual doesn’t have symptoms and tests positive on the rapid antigen test, they will be referred for a follow up, confirmation PCR test.
Please register online at (.https://c19.health.utah.gov/surveys/?s=TCRCL9RD8E&siteid=WCHS-DSD) If you do not register online or can’t register online, you will be able to register at the site but it will take longer for you to be tested. Identification may be required.
For other testing locations visit: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/covid-testing-locations-list.