DHHS News

UDOH-sponsored COVID-19 testing locations for the week of August 30, 2021

This site will be open Monday, September 6, 2021 for COVID testing. Salt Lake County: Cannon Health Building, 288 N. 1460 W., Salt Lake City, Monday–7 a.m. to 1 p.m.,...
Last updated: August 30, 2021

UDOH statement on FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement this morning of full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for people ages 16 and older is another important milestone in the battle...
Last updated: August 23, 2021

UDOH Sponsored Testing Sites for the Week of August 23, 2021

The following testing sites are offered this week throughout Utah.  All of these testing sites offer PCR and rapid antigen tests. All of these testing sites offer testing for children...
Last updated: August 23, 2021

Utah Department of Health Testing Locations for the Week of August 16, 2021

All of these testing sites offer PCR and rapid antigen tests. All of these testing sites offer testing for children ages three and older. Locations selected for testing this week...
Last updated: August 16, 2021

CDC clears way for additional dose of COVID-19 vaccines for people who are immunocompromised

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), acting on recommendations from its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), today cleared the way for people...
Last updated: August 13, 2021

FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster dose for people who are immunocompromised

(Salt Lake City) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is encouraged by today’s news that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of booster doses...
Last updated: August 13, 2021

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Spanish news releases and media statements

We strive to provide all news releases and media statements in Spanish. Our language access team can provide translation services by contacting them at languageaccess.utah.gov.  

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Media guides and safe messaging

How we talk about suicide, mental health, and traumatic events matters. When we follow safe messaging guidelines, we contribute to a hopeful narrative about triumph over adversity. We communicate that support is available. Safe messaging promotes resiliency, encourages help-seeking, publicizes prevention successes, and encourages actions to help prevent suicide. 

When writing about suicide, mental health, or traumatic events follow safe messaging guidelines. Here are some of our favorite resources.