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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Utah Ranked as Second-Best State in the Nation for Teachers

WalletHub has recently ranked Utah as the second-best state in the nation for teachers. This ranking examined two key dimensions: “Opportunity & Competition” and “Academic & Work Environment” to rank all 50 states. These two categories were further stratified using 25 relevant metrics including average teacher salary and quality of school system. Utah took second […]

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Utah Posts Lowest Economic Inequality for Third Straight Year

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey has shown Utah posted the nation’s lowest wealth gap for the third straight year. Tracking back to 2006, Utah has finished no lower than third. As reported by the Deseret News, this impressive feat is thanks in part to the state’s young population and lack […]

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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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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 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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