REQUEST TO UTAH’S MEDIA FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PIO TEAM

Recently, there has been a lot of media interest in testing sites being coordinated through the Utah Department of Health. In many cases, members of the media have shown up at a testing site unannounced causing concern among the onsite staff, which disrupts operations and hampers our ability to make sure you get the information you need to tell your story.

In an attempt to help things run smoothly for you, the public being tested, and onsite staff please follow this process if you want to visit a testing site:

  • Find the testing location you’d like to visit and determine which entity is operating the site. You need to coordinate your visit with the appropriate entity operating the testing site.
  • For NOMI (TestUtah) sites, contact Jenny Olson, jenny@mpublicrelations.com or (310) 773-2568 BEFORE ARRIVING to let her know which location you would like to visit and when. She is NOMI’s media liaison for Utah and will help facilitate any on-site visits.
  • Any requests for interviews should come through our on-call PIO at (801) 209-2591. Or, you can email Tom Hudachko at thudachko@utah.gov, Charla Haley at chaley@utah.gov or Jenny Johnson at jennyjohnson@utah.gov.

Thank you.