State Issues New Public Health Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 23, 2020) – Today the Utah Department of Health has released a new public health order after the recent one will expire at midnight. The new order will go into effect tomorrow, Nov. 24 and will remain in effect until Dec. 8th unless otherwise modified or amended.   View the full order […]

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Additional Updates Added to the State of Emergency and Public Health Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 12, 2020) – Today additional updates were added to the State of Emergency and the Public Health order to provide additional clarification.  The revised order clarifies that: Physical child custody exchanges, court-ordered parent time, and at-home child care services (including nannies and babysitters) are permitted; Business services provided at a place […]

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Gov. Herbert Updates State of Emergency and Public Health Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 9, 2020) – Following last night’s announcements of new restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Department of Health have released updated orders which clarify several points of confusion.  Under the new orders:  Bars and restaurants may not serve alcohol after […]

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Governor Declares New State of Emergency to Address Hospital Overcrowding, Case Surge

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 8, 2020) – Following weeks of continued stress on Utah’s hospital networks due to a rise in cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared a new State of Emergency to address hospital overcrowding.  Pursuant to the State of Emergency, the governor and Utah Department of Health have issued concurrent […]

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The First Lady’s statement on the passing of Collin Kartchner

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 22, 2020) –  The First Lady, Jeanette Herbert has issued the following statement regarding the death of Collin Kartchner.  “Our family was deeply saddened to hear of Collin’s death. He was an incredible advocate for our youth and was one of the favorite speakers at our Uplift Families Parent Conferences. He […]

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Governor Announces Utah’s COVID-19 Transmission Index: A New Paradigm in COVID Guidance

Yesterday, Governor Herbert was joined by Director Richard Saunders and Dr. Angela Dunn of the Utah Department of Health to unveil the state’s new response plan to the coronavirus pandemic. This novel framework arrives during a time when the state has seen spiking case counts across the board.  Though Utah fared well during the initial […]

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Utah Ranked Second in the Nation for Economic Momentum

The Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) recently released their index of economic momentum for the third quarter of 2020, which saw Utah take the second best position in the nation.  A measure of economic vitality, the index includes three indicators to gauge each state’s performance: personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. Utah […]

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Governor Announces Small Business Grant

During the governor’s weekly press briefing this morning, Governor Herbert announced the launch of a new $2 million “Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant” for small businesses in Utah. The grant was created using federal CARES Act funding as a way to provide an important lifeline to Utah’s many small businesses who may be experiencing payroll […]

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Governor Appoints Tanji Northrup as Interim Commissioner of Utah Insurance Department

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 30, 2020)  Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Tanji Northrup to serve as the Interim Commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department following the retirement of former Commissioner Todd E. Kiser. “Tanji has offered valuable advice to my office on insurance matters as deputy commissioner,” said Gov. Herbert. “Her expertise […]

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Governor Herbert Extends Telehealth Executive Order

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 29, 2020) — After the recommendation of the Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he is extending the Executive Order regarding the suspension of enforcement of statutes related to telehealth services. View the full order here. View the recommendation letter here. # # # 

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