Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing Now Available for all Summit County Businesses and Employees
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Communication and Public Engagement Director
435.333.1503 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement Manager
Park City Municipal Corporation
435.615.5189 | email@example.com
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
- Clothes washers and dryers
- Home audio equipment
- Refrigerator and freezers
- Room air conditioners
- Televisions, Home Theater Systems, Sound Bars, and more
- Water heaters
- Check the manual that came with your dishwasher for the manufacturer's recommendations on water temperature. Many have internal heating elements that allow you to set the water heater in your home to a lower temperature.
- Newer dishwashers don't require that you rinse your dishes. All you need to do is scrape off large pieces of food, and the dishwasher will take care of the rest. Soaking or prewashing is generally only recommended in cases of burned-on or dried-on food.
- Only run your dishwasher when you have a full load of dishes, but don't overload it.
- Don't use the "rinse hold" on your machine for just a few soiled dishes. It uses 3-7 gallons of hot water each time you use it.
- Let your dishes air dry if you don't have an automatic air-dry setting. To manually let your dishes air dry, turn off the control knob after the final rinse and prop the door open.
- Keep the door shut as much as possible. Try not to stand in front of an open refrigerator while deciding what to take out. Preplan what you're after while the door is shut.
- A full fridge and freezer is more efficient than one that is less full. Add gallons of water to help take up the empty space.
- Don't keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Recommended temperatures are 37° to 40°F for the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator and 5°F for the freezer. If you have a separate freezer for long-term storage, it should be kept at 0°F.
- To check refrigerator temperature, place an appliance thermometer in a glass of water in the center of the refrigerator. Read it after 24 hours. To check the temperature of the freezer, place the thermometer between frozen packages and read after 24 hours.
- Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers. Frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit. Don't allow frost to build up more than one-quarter of an inch.
- Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight. Test them by closing the door over a piece of paper or dollar bill so its half in and half out. If you can pull the paper or bill out easily, the latch may need adjustment or the seal may need replacing.
- Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder.
- Pull the refrigerator away from the wall regularly to clean the coils with the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. Clean coils help the refrigerator run more efficiently.
- Only wash and dry full loads, but do not overload the machines.
- Wash clothes in cold water. New high efficiency detergents do not require warm or hot water.
- Clean your washing machine according to your owner's manual annually to ensure proper washing.
- Use your dryer's moisture sensor to detect when clothes are just dry, so they are not over-dried.
- Clean the lint filter of the dryer before every load to improve air circulation. Also, your dryer vents need to be regularly cleared of lint, which will save energy and prevent a fire.
- Dryer sheets also cause a film or residue to be left behind. These need to be regularly cleaned with warm soapy water to remove the residue.
- EnergyGuide Label - The Federal Trade Commission requires EnergyGuide labels on most home appliances (except for stove ranges and ovens), but not home electronics, such as computers, televisions, and home audio equipment. EnergyGuide labels provide an estimate of the product's energy consumption or energy efficiency. They also show the highest and lowest energy consumption or efficiency estimates of similar appliance models.
- ENERGY STAR Label - The common blue label with the white star appears on appliances and home electronics that meet strict energy efficiency criteria established by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The ENERGY STAR labeling program includes most home electronics and appliances except for stove ranges and ovens.
One important thing to know is that even though a product is labeled ENERGY STAR there may be other models who use even less energy. The ENERGY STAR label guarantees that it uses less than a specific standard set for each appliance. Some models are as energy efficient as the standard, while other models are even more energy efficient. Do your homework and look at the EnergyGuide Label or research energy consumption on ENERGY STAR's website to compare models.
And remember to recycle your old appliance rather than just throwing it away.