State leaders recommend Utahns with COVID-19 symptoms not be tested

State leaders recommend Utahns with COVID-19 symptoms not be tested

“If you’re elderly, we do recommend you still go get tested so that you can understand what your risk is,” she said. Older adults and those with underlying conditions should still get tested, Nolen advised. As of Jan. 3, Utah health officials recommend residents isolate themselves for five days after testing positive or exhibiting symptoms if symptoms have improved. After isolation, it is recommended for people to wear masks for an additional five days. In order to preserve tests, the state is also temporarily pausing its Test to Stay program, which requires COVID-19 testing for students in schools encountering an outbreak. State lawmakers on Thursday recommended a pause on the state’s Test to Stay program.

The Cox administration on Friday announced they are recommending Utahns with COVID-19 symptoms not to get tested and instead stay home and isolate as the state faces a critical coronavirus testing shortage. | Updated: 7:16 p.m.

“We’re recommending people who have symptoms, they really should stay home, act as if they have COVID and not necessarily need to go get tested,” said Dr. Leisha Nolen, Utah’s state epidemiologist, at a press conference at the Capitol building. “Instead of getting tested, instead of going out and exposing more people we recommend anyone who has symptoms stays home.”   | Jan. 14, 2022, 4:56 p.m.

He said the value of testing has changed because contact tracing with the current number of cases the state is facing is “virtually impossible.” Still, state officials expect a back-order of hundreds of thousands of new COVID-19 tests in the next week or two, according to Cox. “Because (omicron) is so much more contagious … many more of our nurses and doctors and those who work at the hospital system are also getting this despite mask-wearing,” he said. “They are catching omicron.” “The virus has changed significantly,” Cox said during the press conference.

The announcement comes after Utah education leaders on Thursday announced they would allow children to learn online temporarily as schools face COVID-19 outbreaks. The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported a staggering 12,990 new COVID-19 cases, exacerbated by the omicron variant. The state also reported on Thursday that 3,007 school-aged children had tested positive for the virus. “We’ve been running into operational challenges as more and more students and educators and staff have had to stay home to either recover from COVID,” said Sydnee Dickson, state superintendent of public instruction. “These numbers, as you’ve heard, continue to be on the rise and action needs to be taken to ensure that our schools remain safe and functional.”

The News Highlights

  • State leaders recommend Utahns with COVID-19 symptoms not be tested
  • Check the latest Health news updates and information about health.
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
New York's Adams Wants $19 Billion Increase in City's Borrowing Power
New York’s Adams Wants $19 Billion Increase in City’s Borrowing Power
Lander, who shares management of debt issuance with City Hall, said the move by the Adams administration wasn’t necessary or fiscally prudent. New York City ...
South Rock Creek Students Give  News Presentations
South Rock Creek Students Give News Presentations
Local business owners Dustin Brown, American Storage Solutions, Clayton Eads, local businessman in the South Rock Creek Community, and Jeff Mize, Earlsboro ...
AMLO wants Citi Mexico unit to be bought by local investors
AMLO wants Citi Mexico unit to be bought by local investors
“We’re not against foreigners, but we’d like this bank to become ‘Mexicanized,’ because it usually happens that when the investors are foreigners, the ...
Ola Electric will open final payment window for scooter buyers on January 21
Ola Electric will open final payment window for scooter buyers on January 21
Sharing a shot of its electric scooters at the company’s factory while extending greetings for Lohri, Sankrati and Pongal, Aggarwal in a tweet said, “Sea of ...
How Brazil is reforming a public fund to finance broadband expansion
College Students Can Save Time and Money With These Apps
Grammarly also offers a sentence rephrase tool, so it doesn’t sound like you’re saying the same thing over and over again. Spellcheck is included! From grammar ...
With Xbox Game Pass, you can play two games right now (January 13)
With Xbox Game Pass, you can play two games right now (January 13)
The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your ...
Double-digit inflation handicaps Baltic nations in Euro Club
Double-digit inflation handicaps Baltic nations in Euro Club
They shouldn’t expect monetary policy to come to the rescue any time soon: The European Central Bank’s chief economist reiterated on Tuesday that an ...
Berkshire Hathaway prices $1.1 billion in yen bonds
Berkshire Hathaway prices $1.1 billion in yen bonds
While bond yields in Japan have also climbed at the start of the year amid global consumer price pressures, the moves have been small compared with dollar ...
Biden opts for Raskin as Fed banking regulator, completes board
Biden opts for Raskin as Fed banking regulator, completes board
The nominations also would add experts focused on a broad recovery in the jobs market as officials seek to contain the hottest inflation in nearly four ...
COVID: More Babies Going to Hospital With Omicron Than Previous Waves – But Disease Is Milder, New Data Reveals |  UK news
COVID: More Babies Going to Hospital With Omicron Than Previous Waves – But Disease Is Milder, New Data Reveals | UK news
Babies in hospital with COVID 0:45 Despite the increase in cases, however, fewer babies are being admitted to intensive care units (ICU) than ...
Show next
We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      Compsmag - Latest News In Tech and Business
      Logo