Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Phased Guidelines

SALT LAKE CITY (July 27, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order adopting version 4.9 of the Phased Guidelines. The updates provide guidance for restaurants operating 24 hours per day and restaurants with buffet service. The order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until August 7.  View the full […]

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A Pioneering Spirit During COVID-19

This Pioneer Day, we join Utahns across the state in honoring the extraordinary men and women who have helped make our state such a great place to live, work and raise a family. When Brigham Young first overlooked the majestic Salt Lake Valley at the end of the Mormon pioneers’ trek west in 1847, he […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Phased Guidelines and the State Health Department Issues Public Health Order Mandating Masks in all K-12 Schools

SALT LAKE CITY (July 17, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order adopting version 4.8 of the Phased Guidelines. The updated guidelines allow, but do not require, schools in the Orange (Medium Risk) Phase to open and provide some level of in-person instruction. The order is effective immediately and will remain […]

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Utah Posts Promising Unemployment Numbers in June

While the nation continues to navigate the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, Utah has firmly established itself as one of the best states in America for economic recovery. The latest June data from our Department of Workforce Services and the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate Utah is second in the nation for lowest […]

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Governor Extends Executive Orders for Utah’s Health Risk Status and for the Mandate of Masks in State Facilities

SALT LAKE CITY (July 10, 2020) – Gov. Herbert announced today that he is extending the Executive Order pertaining to the mandate of face coverings to be worn in all state facilities. He also extended Utah’s Health Risk Status, leaving Salt Lake City in Moderate Risk, or Orange, ten counties in the Normal Risk, or […]

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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 Signs One Bill

SALT LAKE CITY (July 7, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed one bill. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the Fifth Special Session so far to 23. Information on this bill can be found below.  SB5011 High Risk Population Protection Amendments, Bramble, C.     ###

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Utah Recognized as one of the Best States for Child Well-Being

Utah recently gained high praise and recognition for its excellence in childhood well-being from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In their 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Foundation ranked Utah 4th out of all 50 states for child well-being. This heartening result speaks to the hard work of many parents, educators, and community members who […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags in honor of 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen

SALT LAKE CITY (July 2, 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 Friday, July 3, 2020, in honor of the life and service of 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, who will be laid to rest […]

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Governor Signs 11 More Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (June 29, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 11 bills. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the Fifth Special Session so far to 22. Information on these bills can be found below. HB5010 Covid-19 Economic Recovery Program, Spendlove, R.    HB5011 WPU Value Increase Guarantee, Schultz, […]

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