NOTE: All time slots are taken. Check back several times a day. As people cancel, slots will open up.
Any residents interested in being tested may sign up for an appointment online at https://rapidscreen.as.me/bluffdale on a first-come, first-served basis. The screening costs $69.99 (may be reimbursable by health insurance plans), payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking. Appointments are booked in 30-minute increments throughout each day and conducted in a drive-thru setting. Results are provided within 15-20 minutes.
Testing will be conducted by Utah-based RapidScreen Solutions, LLC (RSS) using testing kits manufactured in the United States from New York-based Chembio. The test is a lateral flow blood test that has Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. Using a finger-stick test, a small (drop) blood sample is taken from a finger and placed on a test strip to detect two different antibodies in the subject’s blood: IgM and IgG. Positive results indicate the likelihood of a current or past COVID-19 infection.
In addition, RSS will randomly administer a saliva-based DNA test to some test subjects. Draper-based Spectrum Solutions manufactures the saliva tests that detect active COVID-19 infection, rather than detecting antibodies. Any person who tests positive for antibodies will also receive the saliva test to confirm active COVID-19 infection.
The testing will be conducted in full compliance with FDA and CLIA requirements. The test results will not be diagnostic, but are designed to provide valuable data about the COVID-19 infection rate. Residents can expect the following to occur when participating in the testing process:
1. The individual will register for an appointment time and pay for the test ($69.99) via https://rapidscreen.as.me/bluffdale
2. The individual will report to the test site at their appointed time, remain in their vehicle and follow the traffic directions to a health professional who will administer the test. There will be several lines for vehicles to cue into for testing.
3. The individual will present their hand out of their vehicle window for a quick finger prick to have the test administered.
4. The individual will pull their vehicle into the designated waiting area and await their test results.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
NOTE: ALL PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED IN BLUFFDALE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- Please check the website for and up-to-date calendar of events.
- AVOID SCAMS RELATED TO COVID-19 STIMULUS PAYMENTS!The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the economic impact payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money.Remember, the IRS will not call , text you, email you or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the economic impact payments.Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.
- Stimulus checks will be arriving by April 15th for millions of taxpayers.If you’re receiving your stimulus check by mail we recommend not leaving mail in your mailbox for extended periods of time. Avoid leaving your mail in your mailbox especially over night. Our most recent mail theft case occurred between 12:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
- The City of Bluffdale will continue to provide all of our services.
In order to protect the health of the public our facilities are not open to walk-in traffic.
Call 801-254-2200 to make an appointment for issues requiring an in-person meeting. However, in-person meetings will be discouraged. Most of our business will be done electronically through the website, email and over the phone. Hours 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
- Do not flush anything except toilet paper down the toilet. We can not afford to have any sewer blockage!
Salt Lake County has issued a Health Order regarding “Stay Home, Stay Safe”. Details including the Health Order, infographics, and list of essential services can be found at https://slco.org/covid-19/
Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development has implemented a business and economic hotline to better direct those needing assistance to programs available. If closures present an extraordinary hardship, please contact Salt Lake County Economic Development at 385-468-4011. This phone line will be active beginning Tuesday, March 31, at 10:00 a.m.
The State of Utah announced a program for essential employees (Health Care and Emergency Responders) to access childcare. Individuals can go to www.jobs.utah.gov to register for this free childcare program.
The State of Utah has issued a Directive on “Stay Home, Stay Safe”. Details about the directive can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/full-text-governors-stay-home-stay-safe-directive/.
The Federal government has passed several pieces of legislation. For programs, funding and assistance, please go to https://www.coronavirus.gov/.
People who are intentionally spreading and infecting others with COVID-19 could face Federal terrorist charges, according to the Department of Justice.
UTA is reducing the frequency of routes. More information can be found at www.rideuta.com. New frequency will go into effect on April 5th.
COVID-19: Important Resources for State and Local Officials
Coronavirus Guidelines for America: The White House Coronavirus Task Force issued guidelines – 15 Days to Slow the Spread (Español)– to help protect all Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak. Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are at risk—and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus for others. Everyone can do their part. The recommendations are simple to follow but will have a resounding impact on public health. Find the guidelines here:
Up-To-Date Information: The most up-to-date, verified information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website –www.coronavirus.gov. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent briefings, which can be viewed live here.
Coronavirus Fact vs. Myth: Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. FEMA setup a website to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
GOED Bridge Loans for Small Businesses
GOED announced the Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan program. This program starts March 31, 2020, at 8 a.m. (MDT) and offers a bridge loan to Utah-based small businesses with 50 or fewer employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is only for for-profit businesses, not nonprofits.
We know many of our cities, such as Salt Lake City, Ogden, and municipalities in Washington County, are working on similar programs. Please let us know! We’d like to share these ideas and programs with the rest of our cities and towns.
If you have ideas to share, questions to ask, or there are resources you seek, we’re here to help. Contact any League staff member. And remember to check out our ULCT COVID-19 Landing page here.
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