Recommendations for Providers

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Surgery and Procedure Guidance

Each hospital and ambulatory surgical center operating in Utah shall follow the color-coded surgery and procedure guidance protocols developed by the Utah Hospital Association in consultation with the Utah Department of Health, titled “Utah Roadmap for Resuming Elective Procedures.

Elective Procedures Color Code Table

Health districts under green guidance: 

  • Bear River (Box Elder, Cache, Rich counties)
  • Central Utah (Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Wayne, Sanpete counties)
  • Davis County
  • Salt Lake County
  • San Juan County
  • Southeast Utah (Carbon, Emery, Grand counties)
  • Southwest Utah (Garfield, Iron, Kane, Washington, Beaver counties)
  • Summit County
  • Tooele County
  • TriCounty (Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah counties)
  • Utah County
  • Wasatch County
  • Weber-Morgan

Hospitals under yellow guidance:

  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • University of Utah Hospital

If you are a health care provider evaluating a patient for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and would like to request testing through the Utah Public Health Laboratory, you must follow the criteria in the UDOH HAN document linked below and submit a request using the COVID-19 Test Request Tool linked below. All specimens must be submitted with a completed Utah Public Health Laboratory lab submission form. Specimens that do not meet these criteria will not be tested.

Please refer to the CDC website for other healthcare provider guidance.

COVID-19 Testing Protocol – Standing Order to Pharmacists to Administer COVID-19 Tests

UDOH has issued a standing order authorizing all licensed pharmacists the ablility to administer COVID-19 tests.

The order is posted to the State and Local Orders and Directives page.

Resource Documents

Recently Updated documents

COVID-19 Mitigating Staffing Shortages in LTCFs (New 11/27/2020), UDOH Guidance for Visitors in Nursing Facilities (updated 11/23/20), UDOH Guidance for Visitors in Assisted Living Facilities (updated 11/23/20), Utah COVID-19 Healthcare Worker (HCW) Screening Tool and Passport (updated 11/17/20)