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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Governor Signs 11 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (June 25, 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 11. Information on these bills can be found below. HB5002 Open and Public Meetings Act Amendments, Potter, V.   HB5003 School District Use of […]

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Moving Rural Utah to Green

Since the convening of our state’s coronavirus task force, Utah’s response to the pandemic has been one of data-informed judgement and prudent decision making. Limiting the spread of the coronavirus and reactivating the economy are not mutually exclusive realities, and having an adaptable response plan is key to achieving both goals. As we move from […]

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Why Utahns Should Wear a Facemask

Though wearing a facemask has not been made a requirement for everyone in Utah, using one serves as a simple action taken to protect the health of others around you. Here in the state, Governor Herbert and many other leaders have asked the public to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose when out […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Adopting Updated Guidelines as well as Transitions Kane County to Green Health Risk Status and Bluff and Mexican Hat to Yellow.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 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 Kane County to the New Normal Health Risk Status, or Green as well as Bluff and Mexican Hat to the Low Health Risk Status, […]

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Utah’s Paycheck Protection Program Successes

Utah has emerged as the number one state in the nation for small businesses receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). When measured as a percentage of eligible payroll, 94% of eligible payroll in the state has been covered, putting Utah ahead of all other states. In other words, the […]

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Governor Maintains Current Health Risk Guidance

SALT LAKE CITY (June 5, 2020) – Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert extended to June 12, 2020 his Utah COVID-19 health risk status order of May 29, 2020. All current health risk guidance for the state remains unchanged. Specifically, the COVID-19 public health risk status remains Orange (Moderate Risk) in Salt Lake City, Bluff and […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Transitioning Grand County, West Valley City and Magna to Yellow Health Risk Status

SALT LAKE CITY (May 29, 2020) – In consultation with the Utah Department of Health and the Local Health Departments, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Grand County, West Valley City and Magna to Low Health Risk Status, or Yellow.  Per the Order, Salt Lake City, Bluff and Mexican Hat will […]

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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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