Governor Issues Executive Order Moving Much of Utah to Yellow Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (May 15, 2020) – In accordance with yesterday’s announcement, and in consultation with the Utah Department of Health and local health departments across the state, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an Executive Order this afternoon moving much of Utah to Low Health Risk Status, or Yellow, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. 

While most counties in the state are transitioning to Yellow, the order clarifies that Grand County, Summit County and Wasatch will remain in the Orange Health Risk Status. 

After consultation with local health departments, Salt Lake City, West Valley City, and Magna metro township will also remain in Orange. The color-coded Phased Guidelines have also been updated on coronavirus.utah.gov to reflect recent changes. 

Updates to Utah’s Phased Guidelines detail considerations for faith groups returning to in-person religious services, provide guidance on arts and entertainment, institute protocols for continuing driver’s education, and clarify requirements for K-12 school operations in the 2020-2021 school year.

View the full order here.  

View the updated guidelines here. 

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