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Governor Herbert Extends Executive Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 25, 2020) — Today Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he is extending the Executive Order pertaining to the suspension of enforcement of statutes relating to telehealth services. The order will take effect tomorrow, September 26, 2020, and shall remain in effect through September 29, 2020.  View the full order here. […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 19, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Saturday, Sept 19. 2020, following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The governor has issued the following statement:  “Justice […]

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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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Governor Appoints New Education Policy Advisor

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 15, 2020)  Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Karen Peterson as his new Education Policy Advisor. Ms. Peterson has been serving as the Deputy Education Policy Advisor for the past five years. She has had extensive experience in both education policy and the legislative process. Peterson is also currently […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Lowering Restrictions in Box Elder and Carbon Counties

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 11, 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 Box Elder County and Carbon County to the Minimal Level of Restriction Status, or Green. View the full order here.  # # # 

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Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 10, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in observance of Patriot Day.  Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:  “On September 11, 2001, our nation suffered […]

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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 appoints Spencer Walsh to the First District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (September 4, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Spencer Walsh as a judge for the First District Court. “Spencer Walsh will be an exceptional addition to the First District Court,” said Gov. Herbert. He has distinguished himself as a knowledgeable, thoughtful attorney and his experience and skills will make him […]

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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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Governor Signs 19 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (August 31, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 19 bills. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the Sixth Special Session so far to 19. Information on these bills can be found below: HB6001 Uniform Electronic Wills Act, Snow, L.  HB6002  Supplemental Budget Balancing and Coronavirus Relief […]

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