Governor Issues Executive Order Releasing Updated Guidelines for Low-Risk Phase in the Utah Leads Together Plan

SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order updating guidelines for areas in low health risk designation under Utah’s phased health guidance plan. The order specifically addresses updated guidelines pertaining to social gatherings, education, businesses, travel and events.  “We are making progress and we can see that […]

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Farmers Feeding Utah Delivers 18,000 pounds of lamb meat, 10,000 pounds of flour to assist Navajo Nation

Today, Governor Gary R. Herbert’s deputy chief of staff, Michael Mower, traveled to Blanding with representatives from the governor’s cabinet, the Utah Department of Agriculture and the Utah Farm Bureau to help deliver 18,000 pounds of lamb to Blanding’s food pantry to assist the Navajo Nation. Farmers Feeding Utah will also distribute 10,000 pounds of […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Moving Bluff and Mexican Hat to Orange Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has approved requests for the municipalities of Bluff and Mexican Hat to transition to Orange, or Moderate Health Risk Status. Both areas are located in San Juan County.  Gov. Herbert […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags in recognition of Memorial Day

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great State of Utah to be flown at half-staff at all state office buildings from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 25, 2020, in honor of Memorial Day and the men and […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags to honor the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – In coordination with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, 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 Sunday, May 24, 2020 to honor the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Gov. Herbert issued […]

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Governor Herbert statement on the passing of Jerry Sloan

SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a statement following the death of Jerry Sloan, former coach for the Utah Jazz: “Jerry Sloan was a fierce competitor and disciplinarian – and he was the heart and soul of the Utah Jazz for years. His emphasis on defense and team play […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Transitioning Summit and Wasatch Counties to Yellow Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (May 21, 2020) – In consultation with the Utah Department of Health and the Summit and Wasatch County Health Departments, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Summit County and Wasatch County to Low Health Risk Status, or Yellow.  The order is effective immediately. # # #

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Senate Confirms Governor’s Appointments to New Higher Education Governance Board

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2020) – The Utah Senate has confirmed Governor Herbert’s appointments to the newly-formed Utah Board of Higher Education. This restructured governance of higher education, outlined in SB111, Higher Education Amendments, combines the Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah System of Technical Colleges to create a unified system with […]

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Governor’s statement on the death of U.S. Representative Howard Nielson

SALT LAKE CITY (May 20, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. Representative Howard Nielson: “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Howard Nielson this morning. Representative Nielson was a strong advocate for Utah during the four terms he served in Congress. […]

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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, […]

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