A big change is coming to our Coronavirus Information Line!
For the last 2+ years, the COVID-19 hotline has been answered by a dedicated team at the Utah Poison Control Center. On Thursday, October 6, the hotline will switch over to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. The new hotline number will be 385-273-7878.
The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff will answer calls Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can call this number if you need to talk with a contact tracer, get test results from a DHHS COVID-19 testing location, or with general questions on COVID-19 including where to find testing or vaccinations.
The website https://coronavirus.utah.gov, its webchat feature, and the @UtahCoronavirus social media channels are still up and running with the latest information on COVID-19, safety measures, and available treatments and vaccines.
We can’t thank the team at the Utah Poison Control Center enough for their dedication to helping Utahns find accurate, timely information on COVID-19. Since March 2020, they’ve answered more than 368,000 phone calls!
“The COVID-19 Information Line team has been a lifesaver, both literally and figuratively. The team has allowed the Utah Department of Health to connect with the Utah community in ways that would be completely impossible without them. They have served as our voice and our hands, reaching out to thousands of Utahns with information and help. There is no doubt they have saved lives by providing people with information and getting them connected to resources across the state. The COVID-19 Information Line team should be extremely proud of the work they have done over these last two years.”
—Dr. Leisha Nolen, MD, PhD, State Epidemiologist
Utah Department of Health and Human Services