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Utah Has Not Spent $1.5M On Rooms, Overflow Center For Virus

SALT LAKE CITY  — Officials say Utah allocated nearly $1.5 million for quarantine lodging and a hospital overflow site for coronavirus treatment but did not use the funds.

KUER-FM reports the quarantine and hospital site contracts will expire at the end of May and June, respectively.

The state spent more than $1.2 million on a contract to set up 250 sleeping cots and medical equipment at an exhibition center in Sandy to give hospitals a place to move noncritical patients if there was an overwhelming influx of COVID-19 cases.

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Utah Commissioner of Public Safety Jess Anderson says the need has not arisen.