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Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing Now Available for all Summit County Businesses and Employees

Post Date:01/04/2021 12:46 PM

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Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing Now Available for all Summit County Businesses and Employees

Community partnership provides access to free testing resource to help employees return to work and keep Summit County businesses open

 

PARK CITY, UTAH (January 4, 2021) – On behalf of a partnership of local non-profit and government organizations, Summit County has announced the launch of free COVID-19 rapid testing for all Summit County business and employees. Beginning January 4, 2021, Summit County businesses and employees can receive a COVID-19 rapid test free of charge after scheduling an appointment with County Health Department staff.

 

Current State of Utah guidelines allow individuals who are quarantined due to a workplace COVID-19 exposure to return to work on day seven of quarantine if they are asymptomatic and have a negative rapid COVID-19 test. Previously, accessing rapid testing was both problematic and costly for business and employees. This new program will provide Summit County businesses and employees access to free rapid testing to help employees who are not infected with the virus return to work sooner and keep local businesses open.

 

“Keeping our businesses open and our community working is a top priority for the County, Park City, People’s Health Clinic, and the Park City Chamber of Commerce. We know it is even a higher priority for those businesses and workers that keep our community going. We are proud of how Summit County businesses have responded during these trying times. As we move forward, we want to use every tool we have to keep the doors open and get people back to work as soon as it safe for everyone involved. This testing program is another way we can help make that happen,” said Phil Bondurant, Summit County’s Deputy Health Officer.

 

According to Jennifer Wesselhoff, President & CEO of the Park City Chamber, “For Park City to have a vibrant economy, our business must be able to stay open and operate safely. Giving all Summit County businesses free access to rapid COVID-19 testing for their employees is critical to helping our businesses stay open, or re-open more quickly. The Chamber’s goal is to support a well-balanced, thriving, healthy community and this innovative initiative is one in which we are very proud to be a part.”

 

All Summit County businesses are eligible for the testing program regardless of where in the County they are located, or if they are in a commercial office space or not. A business does not need to be a member of any business association to participate.

 

For more information about the program and how to get tested, please call 435-333-1546, or visit summitcountyhealth.org

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Derek Siddoway

Communication and Public Engagement Director

Summit County

435.333.1503 | dsiddoway@summitcounty.org

 

Linda Jager

Community Engagement Manager

Park City Municipal Corporation

435.615.5189 | linda.jager@parkcity.org

 

About Summit County

Located in the northeast corner of Utah along the Wasatch Back, Summit County is home to more than 41,000 residents. Created in 1854, Summit County was named for the summits of the mountains, including 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Six municipalities make up Summit County, including Coalville, Francis, Henefer, Kamas, Oakley and Park City. The county seat is quiet, scenic Coalville, located on the I-80 corridor. For more information visit summitcounty.org.

 

About Park City Municipal Corporation 
Park City Municipal Corporation is the government seat for Park City, Utah. A former silver mining town, Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts and was the mountain host for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. For more information, please visit parkcity.org

 

About People’s Health Clinic

People’s Health Clinic is a nonprofit clinic providing no-cost quality medical services to uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties regardless of nationality, race, sex or immigration status.  It is funded by local residents, patients, businesses, churches and local government. For more information, visit peopleshealthclinic.org

 

About Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau

Park City Chamber of Commerce is the champion for Summit County’s business community and brand, ensuring it is the most vibrant, welcoming and economically successful mountain resort community in North America. The city is Home to Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, and over 400 miles of public trails offering endless year-round outdoor recreation possibilities. Park City offers hundreds of lodging properties, palate pleasing bars and restaurants, an abundance of shopping options lining Historic Main Street and the Utah Olympic Park. Located just 25 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, one easy trip offers a mountain range of activities and amenities for the most discerning visitors and meeting planners. The Park City Chamber / Bureau touts the amenities of the picturesque region in every season. For more information, please visit visitparkcity.com


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