Governor issues Executive Orders to help government function optimally amid adjustments to slow spread of COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY (March 18, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued three executive orders today. These orders make adjustments to help Utah government function optimally while accommodating social distancing measures, and aim to help lessen the burden on establishments with liquor licenses, which are either temporarily closed or operating on a limited basis. 

Specifically, these orders: 

  • Facilitate returns of product to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by licensees impacted by recent health orders
  • Allow the public to view Board of Pardons and Parole hearings remotely 
  • Facilitate the ability of public bodies to conduct meetings electronically 

The governor issued the following statement: 

“Even though we have implemented many changes in recent days to introduce more

social distancing in Utah and slow the spread of novel coronavirus, state government 

is still open for business and dedicated to serving Utah citizens.”

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