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Governor Herbert Renews State of Emergency

Governor also issues brief renewals of several suspended statutes  SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 19, 2020) — With COVID-19 cases hitting record highs yesterday Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order that will again place Utah under a State of Emergency. The previous order was scheduled to expire today.  Under the new State of […]

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Five Things To Know About Utah’s COVID-19 Testing

The information in this post was adapted from coronavirus.utah.gov. For more information on testing, including testing locations, visit here.  Responding to the novel coronavirus has required Utahns to stay up to date with constantly evolving information. The fluid nature of the pandemic has generated many questions about key areas of our response.  In order to […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency due to Severe Weather

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 9, 2020) – Earlier today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in response to the severe windstorm that passed through Utah Monday night and Tuesday morning.  “This emergency has impacted residents in several counties. We have seen damage to homes, to critical infrastructures and […]

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Governor Issues Executive Orders

 Orders Lower Restrictions in Salt Lake and Sevier Counties, Extend Requirements for Face Coverings in State Facilities  SALT LAKE CITY (September 4, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Salt Lake City to the Low Level […]

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Why Utah Remains in a State of Emergency

The information in this post was adapted from coronavirus.utah.gov. Over the past 170 days, Utah has been under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus. Governor Herbert first issued an executive order placing the state under this status on March 6. The last state of emergency expired on August 20, and as a result, […]

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Governor Herbert Reissues Seven Executive Orders

SALT LAKE CITY (August 20, 2020) – Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued seven Executive Orders. All the executive orders that were issued today replace orders that will expire when the current state of emergency expires at midnight tonight. The executive orders include:  Executive Order 2020-51, Declaring a State of Emergency Due to the […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Phased Guidelines

SALT LAKE CITY (August 14, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order adopting version 4.10 of the Phased Guidelines. The updates primarily change terminology from “risk levels” to “levels of restriction.” Other changes indicate that political subdivisions may adopt mask mandates without prior approval from the Utah Department of Health. The […]

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Governor Updates Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency due to Civil Unrest

SALT LAKE CITY (July 10, 2020) – Yesterday, Gov. Hebert issued an executive order declaring a state emergency and closing the Utah State Capitol complex due to civil unrest caused by protests in Salt Lake City. This was in response to the decision of the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office that the police-involved shooting […]

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Governor Herbert Issues Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Civil Unrest, Temporarily Closing State Capitol Campus to the Public

SALT LAKE CITY (June 1, 2020) – In close consultation with the Utah Department of Public Safety, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an Executive Order this evening declaring a State of Emergency due to civil unrest. This order will temporarily close the State Capitol Complex to the public. The order is effective immediately, and the […]

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Gov. Herbert announces recommendations to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus

SALT LAKE CITY (March 16, 2020) – This afternoon, Gov. Gary R. Herbert recommended the implementation of several precautionary measures across the state of Utah to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus. “Utah is a proactive state, and a prepared state,” Gov. Herbert said. “And at this point, these measures are purely preventative. By […]

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