Utah SB2004 and Employer Obligation to Pay for Testing

Many Utah employers are requiring testing for employees who have requested religious accommodation for the vaccine requirement.

Under SB2004, employers are required to PAY for testing.

I know many of you have been waiting in long lines for hours and hours each week, to fulfill this workplace requirement. This is a huge waste of resources–and a means of coercion.

Here is a letter to send to employers to inform them of the law:

Dear [Employer],

It is impractical for me to continue to wait in long lines, for hours each week, to receive free county-provided testing. It is a waste of my resources and yours.

If you insist on continuing with the testing requirement, I will need to opt for in-home testing, or another testing mechanism that requires less time to complete.

Per SB2004, 2nd Session, 2021, employers are required to pay for any Covid-19 associated testing that is done as a requirement to be in the workplace.

Please inform me how you would like to proceed.


[Your Name]


  1. Anytime some requirement is imposed upon an employee by an employer the employer should bare the responsibility of paying for the requirement. Also, an employee should be able to select a saliva test rather than having a device shoved into their nasal cavity – week after week after week.

    I’m sure the PCR test is the means used for testing. The CDC stated on December 31, 2021 that the PCR test is highly unreliable and should not be used for covid testing. Bet you that’s the only device being used.

    1. I have no reason to think otherwise. Nobody has even acknowledged the statement from the CDC.

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