DHHS News

UDOH-sponsored COVID-19 Testing Sites for the Week of September 27, 2021

The following testing sites are offered this week throughout Utah.  All of these testing sites offer PCR, rapid antigen tests, and NP swab PCR tests. All of these testing sites...
Last updated: September 27, 2021

COVID-19 booster dose recommended for people at highest risk for severe COVID-19

(Salt Lake City, UT) – This morning, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) booster doses for the following individuals:...
Last updated: September 24, 2021

Health and Agriculture Officials Warn Utahns to not use Ivermectin for COVID-19

(Salt Lake City) – Recently, the Utah Department of Health became aware of a patient who ingested large doses of ivermectin in an attempt to treat symptoms of COVID-19. The...
Last updated: September 21, 2021

UDOH-sponsored COVID-19 Tests for this week

The following testing sites are offered this week throughout Utah.  All of these testing sites offer PCR, rapid antigen tests, and NP swab PCR tests. All of these testing sites...
Last updated: September 20, 2021

Color-coded school thresholds added to Utah COVID-19 dashboard

(Salt Lake City) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has added new color-coded information to the school tab of the COVID-19 data dashboard to make it easier to see...
Last updated: September 14, 2021

UDOH-Sponsored Testing Sites for the Week of September 13, 2021

The following testing sites are offered this week throughout Utah.  All of these testing sites offer PCR, rapid antigen tests, and NP swab PCR tests. All of these testing sites...
Last updated: September 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.